Drink driv­ing with no li­cence

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A MAN who was caught drink driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cence has been fined $700 and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for seven months.

Ethan Daniel Bry­ham, 19, of Air­lie Beach, pleaded guilty in Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court last week to driv­ing over the gen­eral al­co­hol limit (but not over the mid­dle al­co­hol limit) and driv­ing with­out a li­cence as it had been de­merit point sus­pended.

Pros­e­cu­tor Robert Beamish told the court Bry­ham recorded a blood al­co­hol con­tent read­ing of 0.064 when he was stopped for a ran­dom breath test on Shute Har­bour Rd, Can­non­vale, at 10.20pm on Oc­to­ber 10.

His li­cence had also been sus­pended on Septem­ber 26 for three months be­cause he had lost too many de­merit points, Mr Beamish said. Bry­ham told po­lice at the time he was un­aware his li­cence had been sus­pended.

His so­lic­i­tor, Rose­mary Var­ley, said her client had been out and was tak­ing home a sick friend. Bry­ham was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for six months for un­li­censed driv­ing and one month for drink driv­ing. He was fined $350 on each charge.

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