Ipswich court tough on drinkers

IPSWICH court is one of the hardest place to get a drink-driving work licence in the state.

According to figures obtained by Channel 9’s A Current Affair, one in 10 Ipswich and Gatton drivers caught behind the wheel after drinking receive a licence to drive for work purposes.

Beaudesert motorists had the best chance, with 22.15 per cent receiving work licences.

The figures, obtained under Freedom of Information, showed 11.08 per cent of the 1011 drink drivers sentenced in Ipswich in 2009-10 received work licences. In Gatton 10.24 per cent of 166 drink drivers sentenced received work licences. The most unlikely court appeared to be Toowoomba, with 6.79 per cent of drink drivers allowed to drive on a work licence. The state average was slightly above 11.5 per cent.



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