Driver hit in wallet as well as jail threat

DRINK driving while disqualified and breaching court orders has left a Toowoomba man with a jail sentence hanging over his head and a whack to his wallet.

Police called to a traffic incident had found Brett Allan Scott in his car which had mounted a James St gutter and crashed into a power pole deploying both front seat air-bags about 5pm, November 15, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

The 38-year-old told officers he had lost control of his car as he drove onto James St and had over corrected, police prosecutor Senior Constable Alistair Windsor told the court.

Scott blew a breath/alcohol reading of 0.077 and checks of his driving record found he had been disqualified from driving for three months by the same court a few weeks earlier.

His car was also unregistered, Snr Const. Windsor said.

Scott pleaded guilty to drink-driving, disqualified driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and to four counts of breaching court orders in attempting to contact a person by a number of text message and phone calls in breach of a no contact order.

Scott was also subject to a probation order at the time for unrelated marijuana offences.

Magistrate Damian Carroll revoked the probation order and sentenced Scott to three months in jail, the term wholly suspended for 18 months, fined him $2000 and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for two years and one month.


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