Light beer leads to heavy fine

DARREN James Warren told the Emerald Magistrate's Court on Monday he had consumed two cans of light beer when he was pulled over by police on November 1, and failed a roadside breath test.

He returned a 0.063% reading at the station, and Sgt Schapcott told the court Mr Warren had been convicted of a similar offence in 2010. Mgst Press fined Mr Warren $1000 and disqualified him from driving for six months after he pleaded guilty to drink driving. The conviction was recorded.

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