Disqualified for not fitting device

A MAN who refused to fit an ignition interlock device to his vehicle, despite a court order to do so, has been disqualified from driving.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Luke Sparke, 30, had purchased the device but didn't want to have to cut into the dashboard of his car to fit it.

Queensland courts can now make orders for high level drink drivers to have to fit the devices, which prevent the vehicle's engine from starting until the driver has blown a zero alcohol reading.

Sparke was caught out after being pulled over for doing 120kmh in a 100 zone.

The offence of failing to fit the device carries a mandatory penalty of a three month licence disqualification.

Sparke was also fined a total of $700 for his traffic offences.



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