Drink driver removed from road

A MAN who was caught driving in the Ipswich CBD with an alcohol reading more than four times the legal limit has been ordered to stay off the road for 15 months.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Craig Deas, 33, was tested about 3.30pm on November 27 on Ellenborough Street.

Deas, who had very limited traffic history, recorded 0.222.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of liquor, was fined $1500 and his licence was disqualified for 15 months.

Deas told the court he was a furniture removalist and needed his licence for work.

Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin told Deas the public should not have to share the road with someone with “that much grog on board”.

Mr McLaughlin said: “In my view you deserve to lose your licence for a long time.”

“The reading is a shockingly high reading and it's at 3.30pm – which is a worry too because there's plenty of traffic around and it's a busy time of day,” Mr McLaughlin said.

“Anybody driving around at 0.222 is an accident waiting to happen – it's just a roll of the dice.”



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