Driver being evasive
AN AIRLIE Beach deckhand who drove while four times over the legal alcohol limit told his solicitor he honestly didn’t see the police officers who were trying to get him to stop.
Luke Hansen, 29, was seen pulling out of a car park at 3.30am on April 24.
In the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday prosecutor Elizabeth Smith said he looked at police before suddenly turning left down Shute Harbour Rd.
Ms Smith said police tracked Hansen down at his Jubilee Pocket home at 4.15am when he blew 0.202.
Defence solicitor Sarah Smith said Hansen wasn’t ordinarily a drinker and that at most he would have two to three beers at home with friends.
She said he didn’t see police asking him to stop and that this was well and truly out of character.
Magistrate Stjernqvist vinced.
“It sounded awfully like an evade police to me,” he said.
Hansen was fined a total of $1700 and disqualified from driving for 13 months.