Late-night Maccas run a costly undertaking for drink driver

A LATE-NIGHT Maccas run has turned into a costly undertaking for a 53-year-old man who was caught drink-driving in a McDonald's car park in Booval.

At Ipswich Magistrates Court, Phillip John Scott pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jo Colston said police had seen Scott speed into the car park without any headlights on at 1.10am on May 23.

As a result Scott was stopped by police and breath-tested. He recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.107.

A licence check revealed that in March a court had disqualified Scott from driving for three months.

Scott told the court he was sorry about his decision to drink-drive and that he had made a "big mistake".

"I just wanted a burger but I can't go back on it now," he said.

For the drink-driving charge, Scott was fined $800 and disqualified from driving for eight months.

He was additionally fined an extra $700 and disqualified from driving for another two years for driving while disqualified.

 

EVERY week The QT publishes the names of drink-drivers who have been in court in Ipswich over the past week.

  • MALWAL Akuei Jok pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit on June 21. The 24-year-old was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for seven months.
  • HAYLEY Maree Bridgett pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Maryborough on July 20, last year. The 22-year-old was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for nine months.
  • BECKY Lee Brown pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in East Ipswich on November 22. The 34-year-old was fined $450 and disqualified from driving for a month.
  • BERNARD John Farley pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Augustine Heights on June 4. The 62-year-old was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for four months.
  • RODNEY Clyde Andrew Grant pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Frenches Creek in June 11. The 47-year-old was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for five months.
  • DAVID Russell Jacobs pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen in Marburg on April 28. The 60-year-old was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for seven months.
  • CAMERON Kleinhans pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit while on a learner's licence in Silkstone on June 8. The 19-year-old was fined $300 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • ZACHARY Kenneth Love pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit in Riverview on March 21. The 20-year-old was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months.
  • BENJAMIN David Milton pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Sadliers Crossing on June 13. The 18-year-old was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for seven months.
  • BRYSON Elijah O'Sullivan pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit in Flinders View on June 5. The 18-year-old was fined $700 and disqualified from driving for seven months.

 



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