Wrong dates led to arrest
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.