L-plater three times over limit
A LEARNER driver paid a hefty price for driving his father’s car while intoxicated.
Darby Frederick Matthew Perrin, 18, faced Roma Magistrates Court on Tuesday, pleading guilty to charges of drink driving on a learner’s permit.
Sergeant Heather Whiting told the court police arrived to an address on McDowall St on August 4 at 3pm on another matter, where they observed Perrin to be intoxicated.
Perrin told police he had been drinking moonshine all day and took his father’s car without his knowledge and drove to his mother’s house where they got into a verbal argument.
After being breathalysed, he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.164.
Magistrate Blanch fined him $1000 and disqualified him from driving for eight months.