Teen drove quad drunk
A TEEN has been fined after being caught riding a quad bike while more than three times the legal alcohol limit.
Police saw Dean James Thomas, 17, on January 29 riding the quad bike on the road at Raceview with a passenger on the back.
The bike cannot be registered or insured and Thomas was unlicensed.
Thomas was breathalysed and recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.169.
He pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrate's Court and was fined $850.
His licence was disqualified for six months.
Thomas told the court the incident was “sheer stupidity”.
“I'm not a big drinker, but when I drink a lot I tend to make stupid decisions,” Thomas said.