No Driving for Over Two Years for Drink Driver

Nabbed twice within an hour

8 January 2019

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A 60-year-old Toowoomba man has been ordered off the road for more than two years after being caught drink driving twice within an hour.

The man blew low-level alcohol readings a little over an hour apart.  The first incident he blew a breath-alcohol reading of 0.06 after being pulled over while driving on Russell Street around 11.50pm on December 15, followed by a reading of 0.045 at 12:54am the next morning.  He was under a driving suspension notice at the time of the second reading, which meant he had to have a zero alcohol level.

The Wilsonton man pleaded guilty in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court to both drink driving offences and to driving while under licence suspension which brings a two-year mandatory driving disqualification.

He was fined $300, which was converted to 15 hours of community service, disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for one month on the first offence, three months on the second and two years for driving while suspended.

In total he won’t be driving for two years and four months.

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