Drunk mates cause man to lose licence

A KINGAROY man has had his licence disqualified for two years today after he told the magistrate his mates were "too pissed" to drive him to work.

On October 20 at 4.20am, Adam Leo Warner was pulled over on Haly St, driving a silver Kia.

Police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said Warner's licence was disqualified by court order when officers pulled him over.

Warner, who was representing himself at Kingaroy Magistrates Court, said it was the only time he drove during his one-month disqualification.

"We had a bit of a fiesta the night before and six different people were meant to drive me, but they were all too pissed and I was running late for work," Warner said.

Magistrate Louisa Pink convicted and fined Warner $600 and disqualified him from driving for two years.

"If you drive during that time, the disqualification will add on top," she said.

"If you keep coming back to court for disqualified driving, you will go to jail. You're 39-years-old, you don't want to spend the next several years in jail."

South Burnett

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