Past catches up with drink-driver

A MAN charged with several driving offences more than three years ago has finally faced court and been slapped with a hefty fine.

Brett David Eddy pleaded guilty to six charges in the Gladstone Magistrates Court, ranging from drink driving, driving under the influence and driving while SPER-suspended.

Police prosecutor Acting Senior Constable Troy Daubaras told the court the earliest offences occurred in September 2007 in Southport, when the defendant returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.196 and was SPER-suspended at the time.

On September 19 this year, the defendant came to the attention of police when he was pulled over in Boyne Island on Malpas Street.

After a roadside breath test, the defendant returned a blood alcohol concentration of 0.090.

A driver’s licence check revealed his NSW licence had expired.

“Needless to say, the only reason these (charges) are being finalised is that he’s been caught,” Snr Const Daubaras said.

Eddy, who represented himself, told the court he was “very disgusted” with his actions.

The defendant told the court he had returned to NSW following the offences in September to seek treatment for a health issue and had moved to the region several weeks ago before being pulled over in Boyne Island.

Magistrate Damian Carroll put the fines together for a total of $2500, and disqualified Eddy from driving for 12 months.



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