Drunk driver has three­month dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

A YOUNG Dalby driver has been handed a fine and a driv­ing dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion for blow­ing twice the le­gal limit of al­co­hol while be­hind the wheel.

Ti­mothy Bren­dan Ost­wald pleaded guilty to one charge of drink driv­ing in Dalby Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day.

The court heard Ost­wald was out that evening with friends, cel­e­brat­ing a work col­league fin­ish­ing his em­ploy­ment.

The court then heard Ost­wald had ad­mit­ted to con­sum­ing al­co­hol be­fore driv­ing home at roughly 11.30pm.

Po­lice prose­cu­tion said Ost­wald was pulled over for a ran­dom breath test on Ni­chol­son St just prior to mid­night. Dur­ing the test, Ost­wald re­turned a pos­i­tive read­ing of 0.122.

Dalby Mag­is­trates judge Rob­bie Davies said the of­fence was quite a se­ri­ous breach of the le­gal al­co­hol limit for some­one as young as him

The 21-year-old was fined $600 for the of­fence and was sus­pended from driv­ing for three months.

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