Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Hard Lesson for Three Drivers

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Hard Lesson for Three Drivers

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Janessa Ekert

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

THREE people have paid the hefty price for driving while more than three times the blood-alcohol limit.

Nikki Tanya Fraser exclaimed, "For 12 months ..." after Magistrate Damien Dwyer disqualified her from driving for a year.

"That's the penalty you pay for putting everyone's life at risk," Mr Dwyer told her as she left the courtroom.

Fraser was pulled over at 11.05pm on September 6 on Maple Dr by mobile police patrols for a random breath test.

Officers noticed the smell of liquor and Fraser admitted to having two beers prior to driving, prosecutor James Grehan said.

Her blood-alcohol concentration was 0.169%, the Mackay Magistrates Court was told.

Self-represented, Fraser said, "I'm very sorry for my mistake" when called on by Mr Dwyer to comment on her actions.

She asked to apply for a work license, but under the legislation anyone with a blood alcohol level of 0.15% or above is excluded from making an application. …

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