Police caught Gavin John West drink-driving for the sixth time.
Police caught Gavin John West drink-driving for the sixth time.

Factory floor manager caught drink-driving for sixth time

A linen factory floor manager caught drink-driving for the sixth time has been fined.

Gavin John West, 57, pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court last Thursday to the offence.

The court heard that West returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.130 after being intercepted on Yeppoon-Rockhampton Rd on December 20.

Magistrate Jason Schubert said West's traffic history was "awful" with five previous drink-driving offences, the last being in 2016.

Mr Schubert convicted and fined West $1100 and disqualified him from driving for 11 months.

MORE: How to activate your free Courier Mail subscription

NEW OFFER: $5 a month for all the best stories, rewards

 

OTHER YEPPOON COURT STORIES:

DRUG BUST: Nine 1m cannabis plants in Cap Coast backyard

Air rifle found on Yeppoon woman's lounge

Zilzie mum caught with knuckle dusters, drugs


LETTERS: Controversial issues continue to divide nation

Premium Content LETTERS: Controversial issues continue to divide nation

Harry Bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.

Major NAIF changes to boost economy and jobs in CQ

Premium Content Major NAIF changes to boost economy and jobs in CQ

The fund as been criticised in the past for its tardiness in ‘releasing’ money.

Pollies wage war on QLD’s youth crime crisis

Premium Content Pollies wage war on QLD’s youth crime crisis

Are boot camps the answer to solving Queensland’s youth crime crisis?