Biloela P-plater almost three times over the limit
A YOUNG p-plate driver who was almost three times over the limit was among three young drivers who have lost the much-valued freedom of the road.
Two p-plate drivers and one learner were among the drink drivers before Biloela Magistrates Court last week.
Ethan Matthew Pearce was disqualified for a year after he pleaded guilty to driving over the legal alcohol limit.
It may not matter, as the young man told the court he had lost his job.
Police stopped him on Gladstone Road about 2.40am on July 18.
His reading was 0.147 and Pearce admitted he'd had a dozen schooners and four pots of beer.
Magistrate Annette Hennessy said Pearce's reading was just below the high-range charge.
He was convicted and fined $800.
Learner driver Emma Maria Dow blew 0.109 when police pulled her over in Bauhina Street on July 25 about 5.20pm.
Dow, who had a previous conviction on a high-range driving under the influence offence, pleaded guilty.
She was convicted, fined $750 and disqualified from holding a licence for six months.
A few quiet drinks after work were p-plater Catherine May Wogandt's downfall.
Police stopped her in Park Street at 7.45pm on July 31 where she registered 0.08.
Wogandt pleaded guilty, was convicted, fined $600 and disqualified for six months.
Two men caught on the same day also pleaded guilty to driving over the legal alcohol limit.
Adam Richard Gunthorpe, 24, and Edward Philip Stuart Homer, 22, were stopped at the same time on Barfield Road, near Banana, on June 20.
Gunthorpe was caught with a reading of 0.123.
Through his lawyer, Paul Loane, he successfully applied for a 24 hour, seven days a week work licence.
Homer blew 0.108.
He was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified for three months.Drinks after work her downfall