ANYWHERE, ANY TIME: Police conducting random breath testing operations.
ANYWHERE, ANY TIME: Police conducting random breath testing operations. FILE

QT's name and shame: This week's drink drivers

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

 

Driver refused a blood test

A MAN who smoked cannabis and took three tablets of OxyContin before driving has been charged for failing to provide a blood specimen when required by police.

Shaun John Berg pleaded guilty to the charge as well as a string of other offences at Ipswich Magistrates Court this week.

Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Kevin Carmont said police intercepted the 32-year-old during an RBT in Toowoomba on May 15.

Police observed Berg was unsteady on his feet and that his eyes were glazed.

After a breath test revealed a blood alcohol reading of 0.013, he was taken to hospital for the purpose of a blood test but declined to provide a blood specimen.

Snr Sgt Carmont said Berg later told police we had smoked cannabis and taken three tablets of OxyContin - which he had been prescribed for a leg injury - that afternoon before driving.

He was fined $700 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.

 

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Motorist found to be over the middle alcohol limit

STEVEN Brett Ward, 37, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Lowood.

The offence took place on June 27.

Police prosecutor Senior Sergeant Kevin Carmont said when police intercepted the vehicle Ward told them he had consumed three drinks.

He registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.106.

He was fined $450 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for three months.

 

Traffic offences cost $5650 in fines

  • Daniel Christopher O'Neill, 28, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving under the influence as well as a number of other traffic offences. He was fined $5650 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for 30 months.
  • Michael Warren, 52, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the general alcohol limit in Marburg. The offence took place on May 15. He was fined $200 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for two months.
  • Raymond John McGrath, 35, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Booval. The offence took place on June 13. He was fined $500 and issued a restricted driver's licence for six months.
  • Loren Maddonna Nowlan, 35, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Lowood. The offence took place on July 12. She was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for two months.


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