Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Drink-Drivers

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Drink-Drivers

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FOUR drink-drivers who faced Maclean local court last Monday with low and mid-range readings kept their licences.

Mother mid-range

Yamba mother of three Kathryn Burton was pulled over for a random breath test on March 14 on Yamba Rd at 8.40pm.

After a positive roadside reading she was taken to Yamba police station where she registered a mid-range reading of .090.

The 41-year-old told police she had consumed three glasses of beer between 6 and 8pm.

As it was her first offence, Magistrate Jeffrey Linden placed her on a good behaviour bond for 18 months, did not suspend her licence and ordered her to pay $79 court costs.

Smelt alcohol

Police pulled over Richard Tiffen driving along Wooli St at Yamba on February 26 at 11.40pm for a random breath test. They noticed he had watery, bloodshot eyes and his breath smelt of alcohol.

His inebriation was confirmed by a positive roadside reading and when taken to Yamba police station he recorded a mid-range reading of .124.

The 38-year-old Queensland man, from Mermaid Waters, told police that between 7.45pm and 11.25pm he had drunk three schooners of beer and three premixed vodka drinks.

Magistrate Linden did not suspend his licence, placed him on an 18-month good behaviour bond and ordered him to pay $79 in court costs.

Yamba man

Matthew Winderlich was allowed to keep his licence after he was placed on an 18-month good behaviour bond for drink-driving on February 27.

The 43-year-old Yamba resident was pulled over by police for a random breath test at 1.10am while driving along Wooli St at Yamba.

When he registered a mid-range reading of .135 at Yamba police station he told police he had drunk four schooners of mid-strength beer and two long necks of full-strength beer between 8.30pm and 1.05am.

He was also ordered to pay $79 court costs. …

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