McWasted: Drunk man falls asleep in Macca's drive-thru

A MAN got himself into trouble after a drunken trip to McDonald's, wherein police were initially required to take evasive action and he later returned to collect his vehicle while suspended.

The drama began at 10.55pm on November 6 when police were called to McDonald's Chinchilla.

There they found Dalby carpenter Patrick Joseph Kinsella asleep at the wheel of his vehicle in the drive-through area.

Police observed the vehicle to be in gear with the lights on and were forced to secure the vehicle as it began rolling back towards the police car.

McDonald's Chinchilla workers said Kinsella had been asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle for about 20 minutes when police arrived.

Kinsella was found to have a blood alcohol level of .189, charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor (UIL) and suspended from driving until his court date.

However, at 5pm on November 7, police observed CCTV footage that showed Kinsella had broken his suspension by returning to the vehicle and driving it away.

Kinsella appeared in Dalby Magistrates Court on Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of liquor and driving without a licence authority to drive Queensland roads under licence suspended under S79B.

Magistrate Kay Ryan fined Kinsella $1200 and disqualified him from holding a licence for two years.

The convictions were not recorded.

Kinsella told the court that when asked to hand in his licence, he found he had misplaced it that night.


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