Last chance for St George drink-driver
A REPEAT drink-driver was sentenced in the St George Magistrates Court after he was caught by police mid-range drink driving.
Colin Neville Stewart fronted court on Tuesday pleading guilty to driving while over the middle alcohol limit.
Police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting told the court on June 8, St George police intercepted the defendant on Railway St for the purpose for a random roadside breath test.
Stewart was breathalysed and returned a reading of 0.0144, after admitting he had consumed 8-10 XXXX Gold Cans while at friend’s place.
Magistrate Tracy Mossop told the court the defendant committed a similar offence in February 2014.
“You are someone who’s previous history demonstrates you are no stranger to committing such offence,” the magistrate said.
“It seems you have done it again, but fortuitously for you, it’s outside the five-year period and you can keep your licence.
“But if you do it again, I can’t see anyone in a blue uniform not opposing a work licence – three strikes and you are out.”
Stewart was disqualified from driving for 10-months but was granted a work licence.
The magistrate fined him $700 and the conviction was recorded.