SALLYANNE DICKINSON faced Biloela Magistrates Court last week, Wednesday August 23, for one charge of driving over the general alcohol limit but not the middle. Dickinson was intercepted by police on July 27 on Gladstone Road, Biloela at 8.20pm. The woman stated she had consumed “a couple of beers” and she blew a reading of 0.061. She was fined $350 and given one month’s disqualification.
AARON MATHEW pleaded guilty to being in charge of a motor vehicle when over the middle alcohol limit. Police discovered Mathew in the driver’s seat of his utility on May 19 at 1.40am on Callide Street. Mathew was asleep with the keys in the ignition. The duty lawyer explained he had not been driving the vehicle at the time and the car had broken down. It was claimed he was not allowed back into the nearby hotel and he went to the car to get something out and had fallen asleep. Mathew was fined $1300 and given 12 months disqualification.
ANDREW HIGGINS pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit. Higgins was driving on Leichardt Highway, Theodore on May 2 when he blew a reading of 0.118. Higgins was fined $900 and given a threemonth disqualification.
KERRY PATERSON faced a charge of driving on a suspended licence for which he claimed “he didn’t know it was suspended”. Paterson was fined $300 and was given a one-month disqualification.
MICHAEL BAKER was given three months disqualification and a $550 fine for driving while a drug is in blood or saliva. Baker was driving on Gillespie St, Moura on May 12 at 8am when he blew a positive reading of tetrahydrocannabinol.
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