Nowhere to hide
SHELLEY Lynley Craughwell may have avoided an RBT site but police caught up with her in the end.
Police were conducting tests on Shute Harbour Rd, Jubilee Pocket at 9.25am on June 22, when they saw a blue Holden approach the site, pull off to the shoulder “and then quickly turn into Plantation Drive,” prosecutor Bernhard Berger said.
Police caught up with Craughwell parked in the cul-de-sac, but she told them she was waiting for a friend.
When police challenged her story, saying she’d been seen avoiding the interception site, she replied by saying, “yeah, right, do what you have to do”.
She then admitted drinking
cans of Victoria Bitter at about 3.30pm on the previous day, before “self-poured vodka and soda water”. Her breath alcohol level was 0.116.
Craughwell pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit and was fined $650 and disqualified from driving for five months.