'village idiot' cops $750 fine

MAGISTRATE Damian Carroll described a young Biloela woman as the “village idiot” when he heard she got behind the wheel of two vehicles while heavily intoxicated early one Sunday morning and performed numerous burn-outs on a residential street.

Kelly Ann Louise Mionnet was in Biloela Magistrates Court last week charged with drink driving, failing to supply a breath specimen, wilfully making unnecessary noise or smoke, and contravening a police direction.

The court heard at 8.10am on Sunday, May 10, police received complaints about a vehicle doing burn-outs in Lawrence Street.

When they attended they saw 19 black tyre marks on the road and a “donut” on the street.

Police prosecutor Acting Senior Constable Sean Franklin said police found several people sitting around an outdoor table at the rear of a unit in Lawrence Street and a digital video camera in the centre of the table.

Police played back footage on the camera and saw Mionnet get into a black Commodore and complete several burnouts before parking it in the street and driving a purple Mazda on to the road and doing more burn-outs.

Snr Constable Franklin said police asked Mionnet several times to supply a breath specimen, which she refused.

She was taken to the police station where she recorded a blood-alcohol reading of .135.

Mr Carroll said Mionnet was lucky police had only charged her once for doing burn-outs.

“This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable. People in this community don't like it - the noise, the smoke and the dangers, they should not have to put up with it.

“I understand you were heavily intoxicated but that is no excuse for behaving like the village idiot,” Mr Carroll said.

Mionnet was placed on two years probation, disqualified from driving for 15 months and was fined $750.


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