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 three times the limit

AFTER being caught driving more than three times the legal limit, a woman had nothing to say for herself in court.

Belinda Leigh Fitzgerald, 33, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to high-range drink-driving.

The court heard on July 13, the green Holden Commodore Fitzgerald was driving was pulled over by police in Old College Rd, Gatton.

She was breath tested and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.156.

She was fined $900 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for eight months.

She will be subject to the provisions of the interlock protocol when she is able to hold a licence again.

 

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Driver caught after rolling through stop sign

IF SHANE Bruce Hanns had come to a stop at a stop sign, he may have avoided being caught driving over the limit.

After initially planning to take the matter to a hearing, Hanns, 41, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the general alcohol limit.

In the early hours of July 1 Hanns was seen by police rolling through a stop sign on Redbank Plains Rd, Bellbird Park.

He was intercepted and breath tested by police. He registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.069.

He told the court he had only had a few beers and thought he would be under the limit.

He was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for one month.

 

Drink, then drugs, leave man in hot water

AFTER having his licence immediately suspended for a high-range drink-driving charge, William Morcus, 29, was caught driving with drugs in his system.

Morcus's licence was suspended immediately when he blew a reading more than three times the legal limit, a charge that had already been dealt with earlier this month.

However, on October 25 he was pulled over and found to be driving in breach of that suspension.

He was tested for drugs in his system, which returned a positive reading for cannabis and amphetamines.

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

 

Drink-driver has never held Queensland licence

A MAN who's never held a Queensland licence has been disqualified from driving after being caught driving over the limit.

Fetoai Sa'u, 40, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving while unlicensed, and driving while over the general alcohol limit.

He was pulled over on July 25 driving a white Ford Falcon. Checks revealed he was unlicensed.

He was then breath tested and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.052.

The court heard while Sa'u was the holder of a New Zealand licence, he'd been living in Queensland for a number of years and had never applied for a local driver's licence.

Sa'u told the court he'd had a big night the night before, but thought he would have been below the limit.

He was fined $600 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for five months. 

  • PAUL Martin Casey, 49, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the general alcohol limit at Petrie Terrace. He was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for one month.
  • CLAUDIO Augostino Cester, 48, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the middle-alcohol limit at Mount Crosby. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for eight months.
  • KAREN Elizabeth Gabriel, 42, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle-alcohol limit at Obum Obum, near Kalbar. She was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for eight months. She was issued with a restricted work licence for the duration of the disqualification.
  • ERROL Charles Graham, 47, pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit at Ipswich. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for three months.
  • SEBASTIAN Jeremy Suaniu, 28, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit, driving without a licence, and contravening a police direction at Springfield Lakes. He was fined $900 and disqualified from holding a driver's license for 12 months.
  • JOHN David Bouwmeester, 49, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to high-range drink-driving at North Ipswich. He was fined $1000, and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for 12 months. He will be subject to the provisions of the interlock protocol when he is able to hold a driver's licence again.
  • CHAN Manyang Garang, 22, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to high-range drink-driving, and driving while his licence was SPER suspended at Redbank. He was fined $1800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for 21 months.
  • PETER Graeme Calder, 59, pleaded guilty to failing to provide at sample of breath for a breath test at Goodna. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.
  • BENJAMIN David Livingstone, 24, pleaded guilty to driving while over the no alcohol limit while on a learner's permit, provisional or probationary licence at Redbank Plains. He was fined $400 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for three months.
  • JEFFREY Robert Beetham, 46, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving over the general alcohol limit in Rosemount. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for three months.
  • DANIEL Christopher Evans, 24, pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Springfield. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for four months.
  • MICHAEL William Boyce, 20, pleaded guilty to driving over the no alcohol limit in Springfield. He was fined $800 and disqualified from holding a driver's licence for six months.


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