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

AN Ipswich Magistrate this week warned a man he was fortunate to be alive to tell the tale of the afternoon he crashed his car with a blood alcohol content of 0.244%.

Christian Alexander Collingwood pleaded guilty to three charges in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday after he was picked up by police at a Lowood home on March 13.

The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driving under the influence and assaulting police.

The court heard Collingwood was driving on Railway St when he swerved off the road, narrowly missed a witness and then abandoned his car and fled the scene.

Police later found him in a garage where he was lying on his back, shirtless and yelling incoherently before he kneed a police officer in the thigh.

Defence lawyer Matthew Fairclough said alcohol formed a significant part of his client's criminal history

"He recognises his drinking needs to stop," he said.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess told the defendant he was "extremely fortunate nobody was injured".

"You are fortunate to be alive to tell the tale," she said.

"There will be long consequences for many years to come."

Collingwood was sentenced to a head sentence of nine months imprisonment with immediate parole.

He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for 15 months.

 

BRENT David Arch pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to two counts of driving while a relevant drug was present in his blood or saliva. He was caught at West Ipswich on June 29 and at North Ipswich on July 21. Arch was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for four months and fined $800.

DWAYNE Gordon Kingston pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving with a relevant drug in his blood or saliva at Toowoomba on February 23. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for three months and sentenced to probation.

HARLEY Scott William Forbes pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving while a relevant drug was present in his blood or saliva at North Ipswich on July 19. The court heard he held a restricted licence. Forbes was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for three months and fined $650.

ANGIE Corrin Henderson pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving while a relevant drug was present in her blood or saliva at Booval on May 30. The court heard she held a restricted licence. Henderson was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for three months and fined $300.

NICOLAS Kieran Butterfield pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving with a relevant drug in his blood or saliva at Sadliers Crossing on July 11. The court heard he tested positive to cannabis. Butterfield was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for one month and fined $300.

GUY Jeffery Harding pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving with a relevant drug in his blood or saliva at Warwick on April 23. The court heard he held a restricted licence and tested positive to methamphetamine. Harding was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for three months and fined $900.

TROY Gregory Smith pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving with a relevant drug in his blood or saliva at Clintonvale on April 9. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for one month and fined $500.

RUSSELL John Vogler pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving with a relevant drug in his blood or saliva at One Mile on June 27. The court heard he held a restricted licence and tested positive to cannabis. Vogler was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for three months and fined $300.

LAURA Vanessa Howes pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Brookwater on July 29. The court heard she was over the middle alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit. Howes was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for three months and fined $300.

LACHLAN Mitchel Milsom pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving under the influence at at North Ipswich on July 21. He pleaded guilty other charges and was disqualified for holding or obtaining a drivers licence for a total of two years. Milsom was sentenced to 12 months probation.

SAMU Mavaeao Peilua pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Camira on February 18, 2012. He pleaded guilty to other charges and was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for 30 months. He was fined $2,550.

PETER Gordon Hicks pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Walloon on June 24. The court heard he recorded over the general alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for two months and fined $250.

JESSICA Preece pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Draper on August 13. The court heard she was over the middle alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit. Preece was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence three months and fined $800.

JADE Anthony Cameron Saltner pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to driving while a relevant drug was present in his blood or saliva at One Mile on June 27. The court heard he held a restricted licence and tested positive to cannabis. Saltner was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for three months. no fine.

LUCAS Charles Torrisi pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Redbank Plains on August 14. The court heard he was over the middle alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit. Torrisi was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for six months and fined $600.

AMOSA Junior Fetalaiga pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to drink driving at Goodna on July 9. The court heard he was over the middle alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit and also pleaded guilty to driving unlicensed. He was disqualified from holding or obtaining a drivers licence for three months and fined $1000.



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