Man is disqualified after drink driving twice on New Year's Day
A BRISBANE man was driving home from camping at Boondooma on New Year's Day when he was stopped by police.
Just 200m down the road from where he was first breath tested, Shawn Caleb Anderson was breath tested again, and found to be over the limit as well as driving on a licence that had been suspended just 200m earlier.
Anderson, 22, pleaded guilty to two drink driving charges and one driving on a suspended licence charge in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Monday.
Anderson was pulled over on the Bunya Hwy at Crawford on New Year's Day at 10.15am and blew a reading of 0.79.
Defence lawyer Mark Werner said Anderson could not get any mobile reception from where he was to call his family for assistance and his phone had no battery when he then drove 200m up the road to call for help when he was caught by police.
He then blew a reading of 0.59.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Wayne Bushell said Anderson would face the consequences of a six months mandatory suspension, and had he not driven again, he could've got a work licence.
Mr Werner said his client understood that what he did was foolish and had cost him his job.
Magistrate Andrew Hackett handed down a six months disqualification and $900 in fines for the two drink driving charges.
He was convicted and not further punished for driving on a suspended licence.
Sgt Bushell said New Year's Day would be one Anderson would never forget.