Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Drink Driving Not Good for Love Life

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Drink Driving Not Good for Love Life

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ANTHONY Michael Lahiff went looking for romance but only found trouble when he crashed while over the drink-drive limit.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder told Maryborough Magistrates Court police were called to investigate a report of hooning on Neptune St at 4am on August 20.

aThey found a green Holden Commodore had run into a drain, and a male and female were engaging in sexual activity inside,a Sgt Elder said.

aThe defendant said he was looking for somewhere quiet to go with his girlfriend, and hit the culvert while attempting to park.a

Lahiff was given a roadside breath-test which returned a reading of 0.092%.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving and was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified for three months.

Random breath testing catches 51 yo

DELLA Louise Sullivan, 51, pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to drink driving.

Sullivan was pulled over for a random breath test on Boat Harbour Dr on September 3 and returned a BAC of 0.060%.

She was fined $300 and lost her licence for one month.

Police nab P-Plater on side of road

A P-PLATER whose driving alarmed other motorists was later found to have a blood-alcohol limit of 0.052%, Maryborough Magistrates Court heard last week.

Benjamin Leonard Turner pleaded guilty to drink driving on September 10, when police received a number of complaints about a silver Holden Commodore being driven erratically on Boonooroo Rd, Maaroom.

Prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said when police caught up to Turner, his car was parked by the side of the road.

Turner was breathalysed and returned a reading of 0.052%.

He was convicted and fined $400 and disqualified for three months.

Learner driver returns BAC of 0.61%

ASHLIGH Jane Spring might only have held a learner's licence, but that did not stop her getting behind the wheel with a BAC of 0.61%.

She was picked up by Maryborough Police at 1.10am on August 27, breathalysed, and charged with drink-driving while a learner.

At Maryborough Magistrates Court last week, she was convicted and fined $300, with a three month disqualification.

Motorist nearly 4 times over limit

A MAN who threw bottles from his car while nearly four times the limit on the Bruce Hwy has been convicted of drink driving. …

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