IN COURT

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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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