Leigh William Allen pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
Leigh William Allen pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Drink-driver writes off car in crash

A GLADSTONE man was lucky no-one was injured when he crashed his car after drink-driving.

Leigh William Allen, 34, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday to the offence.

Police prosecutor Kelvin Boyd said on August 6, at 9.20pm, police were called to a traffic crash on Oaka St where they saw a Holden Commodore on the wrong side of the road.

Allen was the owner of the vehicle and was located laying in his backyard.

He returned a reading of 0.114.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito told the court the $12,500 car was written off.

He said no-one was injured in the accident.

Allen was convicted and fined $900 and disqualified from driving for three months.

More drink drivers:

Drink-driver ran into car, garden bed

Drink driver was just moving car onto nature strip

Drunk man got behind wheel to 'clear his head'



Fears for dingo after removal of tracking collar

Premium Content Fears for dingo after removal of tracking collar

Animal allegedly continues to come to the attention of Fraser Island rangers

Missing man’s car found bogged near Gympie

Premium Content Missing man’s car found bogged near Gympie

Police are asking landowners along Mudlo Road, Tansey to check their properties...

29 jobs going in the Gympie region right now

Premium Content 29 jobs going in the Gympie region right now

Laminex, Bambling Property and Nestle Gympie are among those looking for new...