DRINK DRIVE: Generic photo.
DRINK DRIVE: Generic photo.

High range drink driver told police he was doing ‘laps'

A HIGH range drink driver told police he was doing "laps" when he was pulled over on Dalrymple Dr for driving a car without registration plates.

David Alex John Weribone pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Friday to several charges including driving under the influence of liquor, drive uninsured, drive unregistered and driving without a licence SPER (State Penalties Enforcement Registry) suspended.

Weribone was intercepted by police on October 24, 2019.

The court was told police officers saw Weribone reversing a car into a driveway.

The car he was driving had no plates so police approached him.

The 39-year-old told officers he was doing "laps".

He returned a blood alcohol limit of .16 per cent.

The court was told Weribone has never held an open licence, only a learner's permit.

Defence lawyer Brandon Selic said his client was hoping to start a construction job with Queensland Rail this week.

Magistrate Dennis Kinsella said he suspected Queensland Rail "will be very concerned about liability issues" if Weribone did not hold a licence onsite.

Mr Selic said Weribone had made transport arrangements for work.

Weribone was on a suspended sentence at the time of his drink drive for separate offending.

Mr Kinsella activated the suspended jail term of two months and ordered Weribone to serve it concurrently with a one month jail term.

Weribone was release on immediate parole and disqualified from driving for 14 months.

A conviction was recorded.


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