A number of people fronted Gatton court after they were charged with drunk driving. Photo: Tanya Easterby
A number of people fronted Gatton court after they were charged with drunk driving. Photo: Tanya Easterby

NAMED: Drink drivers shocked to be above the limit

A MAN who thought he was safe to drive discovered just how badly alcohol can impact an otherwise-savvy driver's judgment.

Jack Leonard Miles told a Gatton Magistrate he expected to be below the general alcohol limit when police tested him during a roadside breath test.

But the result - 0.117 - confirmed Miles was above the middle limit.

Gatton Magistrates Court heard Miles had been driving his ute on Goodwin St, Laidley on May 30 when police pulled him over just before midnight.

Miles pleaded guilty to driving while above the middle limit.

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"I didn't think I was going to blow anything over the low range at the time," Miles said.

"That's the only reason I got in the vehicle."

The court heard Miles had already spent the last 2.5 months without his license.

He was fined $700 and lost his license for another three months.

No conviction was recorded.

 

Emolyn Emoxx Seth

Emolyn Seth was on her P plates when she was caught driving above the legal limit.

Gatton Magistrates Court heard she was leaving a Laidley North house in a Subaru Forrester when police pulled her over for a breath test on May 2.

The reading of 0.044 confirmed Seth was above the zero alcohol limit for drivers on P Plates.

She pleaded guilty to drink driving while on a probationary license.

Seth was fined $350 and lost her license for three months.

A conviction was not recorded.

 

Christopher James Hewson

Christopher Hewson was found to be still above the legal limit when he went for a drive after a night out.

Gatton Magistrates Court heard Hewson was pulled over on the Warrego Highway, Hatton Vale on May 3, at 9.30am.

A roadside breath test revealed he had been driving while slightly above the legal limit at 0.057.

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He told Magistrate Kay Ryan he had assumed he was fine to drive but said he had about 16 drinks the night before.

"It was just an oversight - I thought I was fine in the morning," Hewson said.

"I felt fine - I was in the car with my partner and she actually felt worse - I just didn't have a second thought."

He lost his license for a month and was fined $350.

No conviction was recorded.

 

Leisha Stephanie Barnard

Pulled over for a roadside breath test at 9am, Leisha Barnard was shocked to hear she was above the legal limit.

Barnard clocked a reading of 0.061 on Sunday morning, July 5, after having drinks the night before.

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She told Magistrate Kay Ryan she had woken feeling fine.

"I felt absolutely fine and didn't think there would be any reason I wouldn't be able to drive," Barnard.

She pleaded guilty to driving while above the general alcohol limit and copped a $350 fine and lost her license for a month.

A conviction was not recorded.

 

Read more news by Ebony Graveur.


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