Police conducting Roadside Breath Testing on Des Chalmeres Rd, Woree on Christmas evening. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEAN
Police conducting Roadside Breath Testing on Des Chalmeres Rd, Woree on Christmas evening. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEAN

Wife helps hubby get drink drive wake-up

A DRUNK husband was dobbed into police by his wife when she saw him drink-driving last month.

Brett David Seeney, 57, blew .298 when breathalysed by police on December 7.

Cairns Magistrates Court heard Seeney's wife watched him drive from Redlynch shopping centre.

The court heard she suspected Seeney's behaviour "was off" so she followed him and called police. She found him pulled over and slumped over in the driver's seat.

She took the keys from the ignition and waited for the officers to arrive.

Seeney told police he had drunk a stubby and three mixed drinks at the Red Beret hotel but when taken for further processing refused to give more breath specimens despite having four chances to do so.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving and failing to provide a specimen.

"It is the potential damage to others and yourself that is the hallmark of this offence," Acting Magistrate Scott Luxton said. He fined Seeney $1250 and disqualified him from driving for 16 months.



Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

premium_icon Lockdown luxury all just an illusion

Judging by the criticisms, few realise the reality of hotel quarantine beyond what...

Gympie, get ready for a smoky afternoon

premium_icon Gympie, get ready for a smoky afternoon

Parks and Wildlife gear up for burn off

Gympie coronavirus: Govt says what we should do this Easter

premium_icon Gympie coronavirus: Govt says what we should do this Easter

Minister Littleproud said getting away at Easter will have to be put on hold this...