Man jumps to ad­mit his drink driv­ing

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS COURT -

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.

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