Man jumps to admit his drink driving
HONESTY is the best policy as one man found out in Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday.
Colin John Thorburn, 66, immediately jumped out of his car to admit he would blow over the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by police on June 13.
Police prosecutor Bernhard Berger said police were conducting street patrols in Cannonvale when they stopped a car around 8.22pm. The Riordanvale man blew 0.102.
Pleading guilty, he was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for 10 months. He was granted a work licence.
A 17-YEAR-OLD who was pulled over on a provisional licence after drinking has felt the wrath of the Proserpine magistrate.
Conway’s Hunter James Mansfield was pulled over around 9.45pm on June 22 for a breath test.
After police checked his licence, they discovered he was on a P1 licence and was not displaying his P plates. He also blew 0.030 which was over the zero threshold for his licence.
In sentencing Magistrate Simon Young said he had no sympathy.
“The disappointment you cause your family is a direct result of your stupidity,” he said.
Mansfield was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for five months.