Man blows three times the legal limit

A KINGAROY magistrate has told a man he put lives at risk by getting behind the wheel of a car while three times the legal limit.

At 12.50am on October 19, Christopher Douglas Steel was pulled over in a Nissan Patrol on Haly St, Kingaroy.

"He was swerving over the road, which is why police pulled him over," police prosecutor Pepe Gangemi said.

"He blew a reading of 0.167."

Defence lawyer Wayne Tolton said his 24-year-old client was a useful and productive member of the community.

"He learnt his lesson, he's in full time employment, and he has no history of a like nature."

Mr Tolton said Steel had completed a QTOP program (traffic offender program) and had been disqualified from driving since October 19.

Magistrate Louisa Pink warned Steel that it was a very high reading.

"The fact of the matter is, you were intercepted because you were swerving, which means you were a danger to others," she said.

"Nothing happened, but you were significantly impaired.

"I hope this has been a lesson for you."

Steel was fined $900 and disqualified from driving for six months.

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