Drink driving scuppers dream job
A CIVIL watch house keeper with the police service has been forced to abandon his dream of becoming an officer after being caught drink driving.
Joel Frank Bryant, 20, approached police on Springfield Lakes Bvld on October 14 at 1.40am and chatted to them.
Bryant told police he and his female companion had a car parked at a nearby McDonald's.
Police noted he was under the influence of liquor and cautioned him not to drive.
Ten minutes later police saw a silver BMW drive out of the car park and onto Springfield Lakes Blvd.
They pulled the vehicle over to find Bryant behind the wheel.
He was breath tested and blew 0.091. Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Bryant told police he had consumed four shot glasses of light beer.
A defence lawyer for Bryant said his client had to resign from the civil watch house position and abandon his dream because of the offence.
Bryant pleaded guilty to low range drink driving, was fined $350 and disqualified from driving for three months.