D.U.Pie run for Aussie favourite

The Morning Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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