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Trip home from pub not worth it

ON PATROL: Police urge motorists not to take the risk of drink-driving.
ON PATROL: Police urge motorists not to take the risk of drink-driving. Warren Lynam

A WOMAN who risked driving home from the local pub after half a dozen beers will be paying the price for the next three months.

Donelle Joan Ostrofski was pulled over at a random breath test site at Toogoolawah on March 7, after she met with some friends at the Club Hotel in the Brisbane Valley town.

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She blew 0.126, putting her two-and-a-half times over the legal limit.

The 43-year-old school cleaner pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Tuesday to drink driving.

Despite having an almost spotless driving record, Magistrate Virginia Sturgess had no choice but to disqualify Ostrofski for the minimum three-month period that applies to a mid-level drink-driving offence.

Ostrofski was also fined $400.

EVERY week The QT publishes the names of drink-drivers who have been in court in Ipswich over the past week.

  • TONY Charles Burgess, 46, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Collingwood Park on January 27. He was also charged with a string of other traffic offences. Burgess was fined $1000 for all offences and disqualified from driving for two months.
  • TRACEY Elizabeth Clark, 33, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Booval on March 22. She was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for two months.
  • SHANNON Richard Costello, 25, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Rosewood on March 30. He was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • BRIDGET Fitzgerald, 21, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Churchill on March 29. He was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • TONY Robert Jackwitz, 44, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Fernvale on March 18. He was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • NOBLE Scott Jacob, 26, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Ipswich on March 7. He was fined $250 and disqualified from driving for two months.
  • KIERAN Clark O'Connor, 40, pleaded guilty to driving while drugs where in his system in Camira on September 22. He was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • LUKE Damon Sanders, 19, pleaded guilty to driving over the zero-alcohol limit while on a P licence in Goodna. He was fined $100 and disqualified from driving for three months.

Topics:  drink driving, ipswich magistrates court, name and shame (ipswich)



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