‘Outrageous’ alcohol reading
DRIVING unlicensed and almost five times over the legal alcohol limit is a dramatic way to get yourself a first court appearance.
This was the case for Jubilee Pocket woman Simone Karin Jaster-Barrile, 48, who pleaded guilty to the charges at Proserpine Magistrates Court. Police pulled over Jaster-Barrile on September 14 at 8.05pm after she drew police attention due to her high beam flicking on and off. After recording a reading of 0.234, she told officers she was driving to look for her 14-yearold-daughter. Defence lawyer Elizabeth Smith said Jaster-Barrile had no intention to drive but her phone was flat and she had no way of contacting her daughter “In her haste she didn’t logically think things through and drove around the corner,” she said. Magistrate Simon Young said the reading was “outrageously high”. Jaster-Barrile was fined $1500 and disqualified from driving for 15 months.