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.