He drank up to avoid fight

A DRINK-driver, who refused to apply for a work licence because he didn't want his boss to know, was given the news that his story would most likely be published in The Gympie Times.

Acting Gympie Magistrate Dennis Beutel advised Adam Lee Benfield that his story might make the news, however, Benfield, 24, was confident his boss wouldn't find out because he lived elsewhere.

Benfield, of Biggenden, was before Gympie Magistrates Court for drink driving on Young Street with a blood alcohol concentration of .078 per cent on December 13.

At first he disputed the reading, saying he “blew double that 10 minutes prior” but decided it wasn't worth his effort to plead not-guilty to the charge.

Benfield told the court he had just skulled a drink at a Gympie hotel so he could leave to avoid a fight.

He was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for two months.

Gympie Times


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