Woman’s trip into town for groceries proves a costly one
MAGISTRATE Maxine Baldwin told a Gympie woman she clearly had a problem with alcohol in Gympie Magistrates Court last Thursday.
Nancy Kim Horvat, 37, appeared facing charges of drink-driving, drink-driving while unlicensed and driving without an interlock device fitted with no special exemption.
The court heard on November 15 last year Horvat was stopped by police driving along Lawrence St.
Checks by police revealed she could not drive unless an interlock device was fitted to her vehicle. As no device was installed, Horvat was charged with unlicensed driving.
Police also requested a breath sample which later produced a confirmed reading of .076.
Unrepresented, Horvat told the court she could offer no excuse as to why she drove that day.
Horvat said her husband had just got a job and with the improved finances could afford to do what she needed to do regarding the installation of the interlock.
"It was trivial," Horvat said of her decision to drive to Coles to purchase food.
Horvat pleaded guilty to the charges and was disqualified from driving for seven months and placed on 12 months probation.