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Grog while on medication a bad mix for Gladstone driver

PRESCRIPTION medication warns against the combination of the drugs and alcohol and it is advice well heeded.

For one Gladstone man, the combination of medication after having his wisdom teeth out and two cans of pre-mixed spirits was enough to cost him his licence.

Brett Anthony Mulligan had been driving on the night of December 15, 2013, when he was pulled over for a random breath test on Hanson Rd, Gladstone.

He told officers that he had drunk two cans of pre-mixed spirits over two hours when he was asked to provide a breath sample.

The result would not have pleased Mulligan.

He returned a BAC reading of 0.156 and was subsequently arrested.

The truck driver had been on medication at the time, which may have led to his demise.

Magistrate Russell Warfield told Mulligan there was no excuse for the offence, as the medication provided warnings.

Mr Warfield convicted and fined Mulligan $900 and disqualified him from driving for six months.

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