Ten drink drivers add to state's coffers

DRINK drivers in Gladstone generated $4700 in state revenue in just one week after 10 men were nabbed, each facing their day in court.

Michael Phillip Sharkey topped the list in bad choices after he was caught behind the wheel with a BAC reading of 0.145%.

He will fork out $700 for his actions and lose his licence for six months.

Benjamin Peter Ramsay, Adrian Tamati and Gordon Turuhia Cribb were next on the list after recording blood alcohol levels of 0.117, 0.112 and 0.101 respectively.

Combined they will have to pay $1800 in fines.

Ramsay, 28, and 31-year-old Cribb will lose their licences for five months each, while Tamati will be without for three.

Our local roads will continue to be safer without Brian John Flannery, Cameron Myles Brown, Amit Kapoor and Grant Kelly Bennett driving for one month each.

Thirty-year-old Brown recorded a reading of 0.066 on Dawson Hwy and was fined $300, with 32-year-old Kapoor issued a fine for the same amount after recording the same blood alcohol reading also on Dawson Rd.

Forty-year-old Bennett recorded a reading of 0.055 when he was intercepted by police on Dawson Hwy and will also pay $300 in fines.

Corey Bruton and Roger Donald Roy Butcher rounded off the list of drink drivers facing court this week, after they recorded BAC readings of 0.026 and 0.041 respectively.

Butcher has been ordered to pay $600 in fines and will be off the roads for five months, while Bruton will be without a licence for three months after forking out $300 in fines.



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