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Driver caught the day after

A MAN has been caught drunk at the wheel when he drove the morning after a night of heavy drinking.

Rodney David Fisher pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to the charge of driving under the influence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Colston said the 47-year-old was driving along Redbank Plains Rd when he was stopped by police about 10.30am on September 14.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said Fisher, a father of two, had made "an error of judgement".

He said Fisher had had a big night of drinking and not waited long enough for the alcohol to leave his system before driving the next morning.

Fisher was fined $750 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.

 

Over the limit with expired driver's licence

A KOREAN motorist who was driving on an expired licence has faced court for drink-driving.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court, Joonsang Lee, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit and unlicensed driving.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Matt Donnelly said police intercepted the 29-year-old at 4.50am after he was observed "swerving all over the road".

He was breath-tested and recorded a blood alcohol level of .133. The incident took place in East Ipswich on August 30 at 12.50am.

Speaking through a translator, Lee said he regretted driving while alcohol was in his system and if the situation arose again, he would ask someone else to drive.

He was fined $500 and disqualified from holding a licence for four months for both charges.

 

Drink-driver off the road for eight months

DAMON Ian McNeilage, 51, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Ipswich on September 17. Police prosecutor Sergeant Matt Donnelly said police intercepted him for a random breath test at 11.45am.

McNeilage said he had consumed four 375ml cans of beer that morning as well as a large amount of alcohol the previous night.

His test revealed he was over the drinking limit.

He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for eight months.

  • ADAM Kenneth Stephen, 32, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Newtown on July 27. He was fined $600 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for 30 months.
  • FILIVAA Seumanutafa, 31, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Springfield Lakes on July 26. He was fined $500 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.
  • SENITALITA Mokofisi, 40, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Redbank Plains on August 30. He was fined $350 and issued a restricted driver's licence for four months.
  • KAREN Alexandra MacDonald, 45, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and driving without a licence in Brassall on July 28. She was sentenced to jail for nine months with immediate parole and disqualified from holding a licence for 30 months.
  • CALLUM Angus Macualay, 26, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Woolloongabba on August 30. He was fined $660 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.
  • MARK Peter Desilva, 52, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit restricted in Fernvale on July 2. He was fined $400 and issued a restricted driver's licence for four months.
  • TIMOTHY Glen Wise, 47, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Springfield Lakes on September 13. He was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for two months.
  • GUY Matthew Gerbert, 36, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Ipswich on September 16. He was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for three months.
  • AARON William Groves, 28, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Goodna on September 7. He was fined $200 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for a month.
  • ROBERT Peter Thomas, 26, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Raceview on August 21 and driving without a licence. He was sentenced to four months' jail, which was suspended for two years, and disqualified from holding a licence for three years.
  • ROBIN Benjamin Blackaby, 60, pleaded guilty to driving over the zero alcohol limit while on a learner's licence in Brassall on September 9. He was also charged with driving on a SPER suspended licence. He was fined $200 and disqualified for four months.
  • SCOTT Damian-Mark Hess, 33, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit on August 28. He was fined $200 and disqualified from holding a licence for a month.

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



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