School scare

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

they were just ev­ery­where.”

The minke whales have been en­joy­ing them­selves in our wa­ters as well, with sev­eral sight­ings in­clud­ing a sight­ing of a calf.

“The minkes have been fan­tas­tic, ear­lier in the week a young minke calf was throw­ing it­self around to such an ex­tent it’s stomach was pink from slap­ping on the wa­ter - calves are a rar­ity for the gen­eral pub­lic,” Mr Hore said.

And the elu­sive white hump­back whale Mi­ga­loo could be in our wa­ters very soon as Mr Hore said there have been sight­ings of him in the south­ern end of the Greater Bar­rier Reef two weeks ago. STUDENTS re­ceived a fright on Tues­day morn­ing when a drunk driver who was al­most six times over the le­gal limit failed to give way in front of Moss­man State High School and col­lided with an­other car.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at 8.30am when the 53-year-old Moss­man man drove his four­wheel-drive straight through the in­ter­sec­tion from John­son St onto Front St and col­lided with an­other four-wheel-drive.

For­tu­nately there were no in­juries and only the cars suf­fered dam­age.

Moss­man po­lice breathal­ysed the man who had an al­co­hol read­ing of .294 and was charged with drink-driv­ing and fail­ing to give way and has had his li­cence au­to­mat­i­cally sus­pend­ing pend­ing his court hear­ing on Au­gust 8.

He had to be kept at the po­lice sta­tion overnight as he was too in­tox­i­cated to be re­leased.

Photo by JESSE OBERHOLAER / IN­DEPTH VIDEO AND PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Breach: the hump­back whale off Tongue Reef

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