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Wil­liam Michael Burns pleaded guilty to driv­ing while more than three times over the le­gal al­co­hol limit, in the Ma­reeba Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day. He re­ceived a $700 fine and six month driv­ing dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion af­ter he blew a read­ing of 0.116 per cent. Burns was in­ter­cepted by po­lice for a ran­dom breath test on Byrnes Street, Ma­reeba, on De­cem­ber 23. The court heard that Burns had at­tended a work Christ­mas party the day be­fore and “had got­ten in­tox­i­cated”.

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