Driver ‘re­peat of­fender’

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A RE­PEAT of­fender was fined a to­tal of $2000 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 16 months after po­lice saw him “swerv­ing” on Ju­bilee Pocket Road, about 10.45pm on Au­gust 22, and in­ter­cepted him.

John Robert McLeigh ap­peared in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court on Mon­day charged with two counts of driv­ing with­out a li­cence (re­peat of­fender) and driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of liquor after record­ing a read­ing of 0.165.

He was also charged with pos­sess­ing dan­ger­ous drugs after a pat-down re­vealed a small amount of cannabis in his pocket.

McLeigh, a con­cre­tor, ad­mit­ted drink­ing three cans of rum.

“I re­alise I’m go­ing to lose my li­cence for an ex­tended time,” he said.

“It was pretty stupid and it shouldn’t have hap­pened, which is all I can say about that. I work six to seven days a week as a con­cre­tor but my boss will pick me up for work.”

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