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Man caught drink driving twice in one hour

LITTLE more than an hour separated two drink driving charges laid against a Glenwood man, Gympie Magistrates Court has heard.

Daniel Russell James O'Farrell, 23, was initially charged with riding his motorcycle with a blood alcohol reading of 0.134 along O'Connell St in Gympie over the weekend.

Just over an hour later, the court heard O'Farrell was again caught by police, this time riding his motorbike along Mary St. This time he was arrested and locked up to keep him off the road.

The second offence also carried a charge of unlicensed driving, as O'Farrell's licence had been suspended by police the first time they pulled him over.

The court heard O'Farrell was also found with under a gram of marijuana in his possession.

He pleaded guilty to a total of four charges and explained to the court he initially thought he was right to drive, however could not offer the same explanation for the second driving offence.

He said he decided to ride the motorbike again in order to make it home to his unwell mother before a storm hit.

He was fined $2000 and disqualified from driving for six months for the first drink driving offence, 12 months for the second drink driving offence and six months for unlicensed driving.

Gympie Times

Topics:  drink driving, gympie magistrates court, police



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