Driver's brush with law - twice

SOMEONE rang the police on Vincent Holland and said he looked like he was drunk when they saw him drive away from Rainbow Beach on January 24.

Police stopped him five kilometres out of town and a breath test proved Holland was over the alcohol limit to drive but not by much. He was taken back to the station where he recorded an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .05 per cent. Holland was charged with drink driving, but his problems only got worse from there.

With his licence automatically suspended for 24 hours, police took Holland, 50, back to his car where he slept an uncomfortable night in his car. The next morning at 8.30pm he thought the suspension was lifted, having waited out 12 hours and sleeping the alcohol off.

His biggest mistake was driving back into Rainbow Beach where police got him again, except this time he was well under the limit.

Officers charged him for driving while disqualified and Holland, of Ilkley Road, Eudlo, was given a notice to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court. He said he went to Rainbow Beach to visit friends and have a few drinks, but an argument made him get in the car to go home.

Holland's licence was disqualified for one month for drink driving and another six months for driving while disqualified.

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