Dumb de­ci­sion

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

DRIV­ING while al­most three times the limit in an un­reg­is­tered ve­hi­cle was the first mis­take Can­non­vale man Ricky John Kalpins, 45, made.

The next was to fish­tail from Wil­liam Mur­ray Dr onto Shute Har­bour Rd en route to Banjo’s on July 29 at 5.50pm.

Kalpins told po­lice he had drunk 10 shots of bour­bons with mix­ers dur­ing the day. He recorded a read­ing of 0.141.

Po­lice checks re­vealed his car’s reg­is­tra­tion ex­pired on July 26.

Mag­is­trate Si­mon Young told Kalpins his ac­tions were un­ac­cept­able.

“You were a dan­ger to your­self and oth­ers and this will be re­flected in the

penalty,” he said.

Kalpins was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for seven months and fined $800.

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