Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Jobless Driver Loses His Licence

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Jobless Driver Loses His Licence

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BRODY Leigh Cochrane will be walking to job interviews for the next four months, after losing his licence for drink-driving.

The Maryborough man admitted to driving with a blood-alcohol limit of 0.079% on November 4, after he was picked up by police on Kent St.

The unemployed man was convicted and fined $400 at Maryborough Magistrates Court last week.

He was also disqualified from driving for four months.

Driver has thousands in unpaid fines

A MAN who recently moved to the region was off to a bad start after he was caught drink-driving in an unregistered car a while he was also unlicensed.

Robert Paul Adams was pulled up by police for a roadside breath-test at Curra on October 28.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said Adams blew 0.062%.

Checks revealed he did not hold a valid drivers licence, and the registration and insurance on his Ford Falcon ute had expired in June 2010.

The court heard Adams' Northern Territory licence was suspended for non-payment of fines, after he racked up thousands of dollars in driving penalties.

Adams said he had missed a payment after moving from Darwin to see his dad in Maryborough, which meant his licence was automatically suspended.

He was convicted and fined a total of $1600 with six months' disqualification.

One drink an hour but double the limit

FOUR drinks in four hours seemed safe to Kerrie Ann Gordon, but she was still found to be twice the drink-driving limit when she was breath-tested on October 16.

The mum-of-three was pulled up by police on Gympie Rd at Tinana about 7.10pm, and returned a reading of 0.108%.

aI only had four XXXX Golds in four hours,a Gordon told the court.

aI was also on antibiotics for pneumonia, and if I'd known my reading would be so high I never would have driven.a

Because she had a previous conviction for driving under the influence, she was not able to get a work licence a which meant she would be unable to complete her studies to be a health care worker, she told the court.

Magistrate John Smith fined her $700 and disqualified her from driving for seven months. …

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