Driving on Les Stagg
A 37-YEAR-OLD Proserpine man who did doughnuts on Les Stagg Oval has been hit with a 12-month licence suspension and a $1750 fine.
Malcolm Brent Thompson also blew 0.160 following the incident and pleaded guilty in court to four charges including driving without a licence and wilful damage.
Proserpine Magistrates Court heard on Monday that police were called about 8.45pm on June 20 last year after a man was seen driving on Les Stagg Oval.
Police arrived and stopped Thompson and soon found tyre marks on the northern end of the oval near the try line. They also saw mud on the wheel guards of his car.
Thompson refused to give his full name and address to police before he was arrested. At the watch-house, police also discovered his licence had expired.
Defence solicitor Cleo Rewald, of Richards Rewald Lawyers, said Thompson was going through a relationship breakdown at the time and had discovered some troubling news about his daughter on the day.
“He was drinking heavily at the time. This was the culmination of a few personal matters,” she said.
Having not driven since the incident, Thompson was disqualified from driving for a further year and fined. Convictions were recorded.