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Lowood father caught drink driving, again, to buy cigarettes

A LOWOOD father has been caught drink-driving on a trip to buy a pack of cigarettes.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Jeffrey Robert Beetham pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit.

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The 48-year-old was pulled over by police and breath- tested while travelling in Fernvale on January 16.

He recorded a blood- alcohol reading of .121 - more than twice the legal limit.

Defence lawyer Mike Kelly said Beetham was a disability pensioner and had a 17-year-old son.

Magistrate Roger Stark noted Beetham had been convicted of drink-driving and drug-driving in the past five years. He was placed on a 12-month probation order on the condition he attended a drink-driving rehabilitation program.

He was also disqualified from driving for eight months.

  • DAMIEN Todd Ehau pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Mt Crosby on January 20. The 40-year-old recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .088. He was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • MICHAEL David McLuckie, 50, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Eastern Heights on February 24. He recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .124. He was fined $450 and disqualified for three months.
  • ZACHARY Peter Slegers pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Bundamba on February 20. The 24-year-old recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .161. He was fined $800 and disqualified for a year.
  • GARY Joesph Thompson, 29, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Springfield on December 1. He recorded a blood- alcohol reading of .109. He was fined $700 and disqualified for three months.
  • AMY-LEA Holman, 31, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Walloon on February 9. She recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .176 and was driving an unregistered vehicle. She was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for nine months.
  • ATER Paul Dhal pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Goodna on February 2. He was also charged for driving an uninsured vehicle and driving while disqualified. The 24-year-old recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .143. He was fined $1500 and disqualified for two years.
  • GRAHAM John Adams, 30, pleaded guilty to drug-driving in Lowood on September 13. He was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.
  • ALAN Rowan Storozenko, 30, pleaded guilty to drug-driving in Boonah on September 24. He was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • ANDREW John Staunton, 57, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in One Mile on November 19. He was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • RAE Doggett, 65, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Karalee on March 6. He was fined $500 and disqualified for four months.
  • SAMUEL Petrus Gerber, 40, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast on January 17. He was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • KRISTOPHER Thomas John St Clair, 18, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Brassall on February 20. He was fined $350 and disqualified for three months.
  • DAVID Thirkill, 21, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Lowood on February 20. He was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • WAYNE Keith Kelly, 60, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in St George on October 10. He was fined $1200 and disqualified for a year.

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