Repeat drink driver jailed

A REPEAT offender caught six times over the legal limit driving along the Bruce Highway, Colosseum, on Friday has been sentenced to 18 months jail and will be off the road for five years.

In handing down the sentence, Magistrate Damian Carroll, told offender Jarrod Pearce, 31, of Warana, he was unimpressed by his responses to the charges.

Mr Carroll told the court of Mr Pearce’s three previous convictions for disqualified driving, two convictions of unlicensed driving, four convictions of unlawful use of a motor vehicle,  a conviction in 2008 of driving without due care and attention and a range of drug convictions, totaling 13.

Police intercepted Mr Pearce on the Bruce Highway about 8.15am after receiving calls from the public from 7.40am relating to the white Mitsubishi driving all over the road, on the wrong side of the road at blind spots and excessive speed. He recorded a breath alcohol concentration of 0.329.

For more, see tomorrow's edition of The Observer.



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