Ex-soldier refused breath test

A FORMER soldier blew almost four times the legal limit then refused to provide a second breath sample because he "watched television show RBT every Sunday night and knew his rights".

Rhys Gavin Jones, 31, was pulled over at Augustine Heights at 3.10am on November 6 and police noted a strong smell of liquor coming from the car. Jones was breath tested and he blew 0.185.

Officers took him to the roadside "booze bus" to perform another breath test on a more specialised breath analysing instrument. But Jones refused to comply.

He also claimed he was being "unlawfully detained".

Jones told Ipswich Magistrates Court he developed a drinking problem after returning from overseas service in the defence force.

He was fined $600 and disqualified from driving for six months.



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