Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

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Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

News Briefs

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Drinking in thecar costs $480

A MAN who was drinking a glass of vodka and orange while sitting in his car listening to music has been fined $480 and disqualified from driving for eight months.

Christopher John Todd, 24, of Kepnock, pleaded guilty in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday to being in charge of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

The court heard Todd was at a party at a home on Gayndah Rd in Maryborough about 8.30pm on August 12 when he went to the car get a CD and decided to finish his drink while he listened to music in the car.

Todd recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.191%.

Scammers focuson taxpayers

THE Queensland Police Service has issued a warning to Queensland residents about a new scam targeting taxpayers.

The scam involves people at home receiving phone calls, generally from males with foreign accents, who claim to be from government agencies looking to reward members for their taxes to the Australian Government. …

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