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'You're going to kill someone' magistrate tells drink driver

ALTHOUGH driving with a breath/alcohol level of 0.283 was shocking, it was at least a lower reading than the last time Goi Majak was caught drink-driving in Toowoomba.

The 31-year-old Sudanese national was taken to Toowoomba Hospital where a sample of blood was taken for analysis after the car he was driving had run into the rear of another car on Anzac Ave on October 18 last year.

The blood sample eventually came back showing Majak at the time had a blood/alcohol reading of 0.283, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

He pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of liquor.

Looking through his traffic record, Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck noted Majak had been before the same court in November 2009 when he was sentenced for being in charge of a vehicle with a reading of 0.358.

He had also blown 0.242 when pulled over by police in May 2005, the court heard.

"You're going to kill yourself or someone else," Mr Schemioneck berated him.

Majak was sentenced to nine months jail but will be released on parole as of May 13 after having served three months of the term.

He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for two years.

Topics:  drink driving, toowoomba, toowoomba magistrates court




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