Drink driver had reading of .123

A BUNDABERG employment service manager who was caught drink-driving with a reading of .123 was granted a work licence yesterday.

Garry Bannister, 18, of Bundaberg, pleaded guilty in Bundaberg Magistrates Court to one charge of driving under the influence.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said Bannister was caught driving along FE Walker Street about 3.10am on July 31.

He told officers he had drunk between five and seven pots of beer during the evening.

Magistrate Neil Lavaring granted the defendant a work licence from Monday to Saturday inclusive between 7am and 7pm.

His licence was disqualified for 10 months and he was fined $600.



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