‘One sip too many’ may have cost driver
COUNTING his drinks was not enough to avoid registering an alcohol level of .05% for a 41-year-old Mundubbera man. The man told police he had consumed six mid-strength schooners throughout the day. Magistrate Maxine Baldwin said the man may have only had “one sip too many,” but “It’s not a question of “am I okay to drive”; you must ask “am I alert enough to cope with what happens on the road?” Ms Baldwin reiterated her earlier statement that if you are going to drink then you should rule out driving completely.
WRECKED trucks, snapped trees and crushed spirits – only the strongest survive at King of the Park.
Last weekend an Australian first took place at Manar Park when teams competed in a 4WD GPS race between tough trucks, winch trucks and off-road buggies.
Twelve vehicles had to reach 30 GPS points over 3000 acres per day in some of the toughest terrain you can access on four wheels.
The King of theParkwas Summit Racing, with driver Michael Carmac and navigator Dave Greggs completing the two-day course in just over eight hours.
Only four vehicles finished both days of racing.
One casualty saw a truck being winched out of rocks when the gum tree anchor snapped in half and landed on the vehicle’s bonnet.
Another challenge was the hill climb which saw a racer flip his truck and slide back down the hill on its side.
Event organiser Andrew Farrel said the race was as much about brains as it was brawn.
“You’ve got to think about it,” MrFarrel said. “A lot of them are just going flat out and busting their trucks.”