Wrong dates led to ar­rest

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A MIX-UP on her court date meant Lau­ren Louise Candy ap­peared in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day in po­lice cus­tody.

Fac­ing a charge of driv­ing over the le­gal al­co­hol limit, the 24-yearold lo­cal didn’t ap­pear in court on Au­gust 10 and a war­rant for her ar­rest was sub­se­quently is­sued by mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said that on July 17 at 11.20pm po­lice stopped a white Nissan util­ity on Her­mitage Dr, Air­lie Beach.

When asked by of­fi­cers if she had been drink­ing, Candy said she had con­sumed two cans of bour­bon, a beer and a te­quila shot.

She added that her last drink had been at 10.50pm.

Candy pro­duced a blood al­co­hol read­ing of 0.056.

When asked why she didn’t at­tend the Proser­pine Mag­is­trate’s Court on Au­gust 10, Candy replied that she sim­ply “got the dates wrong”.

She was fined $300 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for the pe­riod of one month.

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