The Chronicle

Licence lost after big night


A DECISION to drive to her mother’s house after a night on the town has ended with a Toowoomba woman losing her licence for three months.

Jai Maree Saunders faced Toowoomba Magistrate­s Court on Tuesday where she pleaded guilty to mid-range drink driving.

The court was told police were patrolling West and Russell streets at 5.30am on September 19 this year when they saw a vehicle fail to give way at a roundabout.

Police prosecutor Cameron Francis said police then stopped the 26-year-old, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, on Margaret Street.

Saunders told police she had been at Society Nightlife nightclub the previous night and had stayed the night at her sister’s before deciding to drive to her mother’s house.

After a positive roadside breath test, Saunders was taken to Toowoomba Police Station where she blew 0.135.

Magistrate Howard Osborne convicted Saunders, who was self-represente­d, and fined her $600. She was also disqualifi­ed from holding a driver’s licence for three months.

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