Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

He Was Five Times Legal Limit.Again

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

He Was Five Times Legal Limit.Again

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Janessa Ekert

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

HERMERSON Louiz Dos Santos is becoming a serial pest on the road.

Twice now, the Brazilian has crashed his car while drunk and failed to remain at the scene.

On both occasions, Dos Santos was averaging five times the legal alcohol limit.

This latest offence has left him out of pocket thousands of dollars and without a licence for two and a half years.

On January 26 this year, he was at a Slade Point bottle shop and crashed into another vehicle about 11.30am,the Mackay Magistrates Court was told.

Rather than swapping details with the other driver, Dos Santos drove away, prosecutor Errica Fforde said.

The driver was able to obtain Dos SantosCO details from the bottle shop attendant and contacted police, she said.

Officers attended Dos SantosCO home. He said heCOd been sleeping, the Mackay Magistrates Court heard.

A blood analysis revealed Dos Santos was 0.288%, Ms Fforde said. …

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