Driver ‘repeat offender’
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.”