Drink driver sees double
WANDOAN man Troy Matthew Ferguson was caught drink-driving twice on the same day, Taroom Court was told.
Ferguson admitted a high range drink driving charge of driving under the influence (DUI), driving over the legal alcohol limit and driving while his licence was disqualified.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Sebastian Pollock said the 28-year-old was stopped by police at 12.10am on May 10, driving on the Warrego Highway eastbound at Chinchilla.
His reading was 0.172 and he was charged with DUI.
Ferguson was pulled over a second time at 6am on the Warrego Highway at Dalby and blew 0.95.
He was also charged with driving while disqualified, due to a 24 hour disqualification on any driver intercepted for drink driving.
Magistrate Michael Quinn fined Ferguson $1200 and banned him from driving for two years.
• GERALD Francis Quailie, of Sunshine in Victoria pleaded guilty to DUI.
Senior Constable Pollock told the court police received information from truck drivers about erratic driving on the Warrego Highway heading west at Drillham on February 12.
Quailie, 35 was caught at Dulacca, with his breath analysis conducted at Miles to find his reading of .170.
Quailie was fined $1500 and disqualified for 18 months.
• MOTORCYCLIST Clinton Matthew Walsh of Wandoan, pleaded guilty to drug driving.
Senior Constable Pollock said Walsh, 41, was intercepted on the Leichhardt Highway at Martin's Range, north of Taroom, with a group of motorcyclists, as part of a two day operation called Operation Echo Marquee Taroom targeting traffic and other offences on August 27 last year.
Saliva samples were obtained from the riders by the Roadside Random Drug Testing Unit, with Walsh's test showing the presence of a drug. A later test confirmed he'd taken cannabis.
Walsh was fined $300 and banned from the road for three months.