DRINK DRIVING: Drivers put their own life and that of others at risk whenever they drink and drive.
DRINK DRIVING: Drivers put their own life and that of others at risk whenever they drink and drive. Max Fleet

Curra man drink drives twice in one night, loses licence

CALL it bad luck or stupid, but a Curra man lost his licence for almost three years this week after he was caught drink driving twice in one night.

A remorseful Robert Field, 65, pleaded guilty to both offences in Gympie Magistrates Court on Thursday as well as to driving unlicensed.

The court heard Field blew a reading of 0.119% when he was first stopped in Reef St at 10.35pm on May 9.

He was charged with drink driving and issued an immediate licence suspension.

Upon release, he immediately walked to his car and drove it, the court heard.

At 11.45pm Field was picked up on Channon St with an alcohol reading of 0.107% - a mistake that cost him dearly. .

Magistrate M. Baldwin noted Field's clean driving record, but said it was a mandatory two year licence ban for driving unlicensed.

"It's just one mistake in an unblemished history," Mrs Baldwin said, expressing her regret.

Field was banned from driving for a total of two years and 10 months and put on six months probation.

Gympie Times

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