P-plater sus­pended for three months

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

THE holder of a pro­vi­sional driv­ers li­cence who was caught driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol has been sus­pended from driv­ing.

In the Dalby Mag­is­trates Court on Tues­day, Go­ranba man Scott Keith Harding pleaded guilty to one count of drink driv­ing.

The court heard Harding had been drink­ing at a friends house on Satur­day, Septem­ber 2, cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day. After a few drinks, the court heard Harding de­cided to get be­hind the wheel to pick up a friend from a neigh­bour­ing street.

Po­lice prose­cu­tion said Har­ing was pulled over for a ran­dom breath test on Go­ranba Ln, when he blew a pos­i­tive read­ing.

Pro­vi­sional li­cence hold­ers are not al­lowed to have any al­co­hol in their sys­tem while driv­ing.

The court heard Harding blew 0.133, which is two and a half times the le­gal limit if he was on an open li­cence.

Harding said he had not driven more than a kilo­me­tre and a half and it was an ill in­formed de­ci­sion.

Judge Rob­bie Davis sus­pended Harding from driv­ing for three months, and fined him $300.

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