D.U.Pie run for Aussie favourite
MANY Aussies enjoy getting stuck into a hot meat pie after a few beers, but a Mackay man has taken his affection for the humble pastry to a new (and illegal) level.
Dean Anthony Yowyeh was busted driving three and a half times over the legal alcohol limit after downing two six packs and two “tallies’’ (750ml) of beer in order to get his hands on a service station pie late last month.
The 48-year-old came to the attention of police when his car was seen crawling well under the speed limit in South Mackay.
Pulling into the carpark of a Caltex servo, Yowyeh had trouble parking as police watched.
Police pulled up near Yowyeh’s vehicle to perform a breath test and the unemployed plant operator jumped out of his car yelling “You’ve got me.”
In his solicitor Chris Colwill’s words, drink-driving was indeed a “stupid thing to have done”, and a decision which led to an $1800 fine and a year-long loss of Yowyeh’s licence.
Yowyeh pleaded guilty to driving under the influence at about 1am on October 23 when he faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday.