Warwick police station and courthouse.
Warwick police station and courthouse. Molly Glassey

Snoozy driver fronts court for drink driving

A WARWICK man found fast asleep in his four-wheel-drive has lost his licence.

Yangan police were called to a traffic crash at North Branch Rd in December last year, after reports from the public a man was unconscious and slumped over his steering wheel.

At 5pm, police arrived and found Lloyd Clinton Lawes fast asleep behind the wheel.

Police Prosecutor Sergreant Steve de Lissa told the court the 33-year-old admitted to drinking then driving, and blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.106.

Before Magistrate Robert Walker, Lawes apologised for his actions.

"It was an inexcusable act," he said.

"It's out of  my character and I understand I put my own and other people's lives in jeopardy.

"I'm truly sorry for the act and will never do it again."

Lawes was fined $500 and taken off the roads for five months.


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