Six times legal limit

THAT’S an “outrageously high reading, almost six times the legal limit. It’s through the stratosphere. It’s a disgracefully high reading and very irresponsible of you,” Magistrate John Parker told Dallas James Wilson when he appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court today.

Police Prosecutor Senior Sergeant Lisa Manns told the court that Wilson was involved in a single vehicle accident along Lady Mary Terrace on April 17, at about 8pm, when his car crashed into a rock wall, trapping him in the driver’s seat.

A road side breath test showed Wilson had an illegal blood alcohol content of .297%

Solicitor for Wilson, Ripley Perkins said his client had no recollection of driving his car or crashing, before saying that “amnesia is no defence”.

“He’s lucky he survived and didn’t hurt anybody,” Mr Perkins said.

Wilson, 31, of Baden Powell St, Maroochydore, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, was placed on 12 months probation with the condition that he completes the Under the Limit program which will cost about $750.

He was also disqualified from holding a licence for nine months.

Gympie Times


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