Gladstone man jailed for drink-driving without a licence

A GLADSTONE man spent his first night behind bars on Tuesday after he was convicted of drink-driving without a licence.

Michael Liam Nicholls will serve two months of a four-month jail term.

He appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday on the two charges.

The court heard that on December 8 police pulled over Nicholls on Glenlyon Rd and conducted a breath test.

The driver told police officers he had been drinking Jack Daniels and Coke and returned a reading of 0.163.

Nicholls said he was aware drinking got him into trouble.

Magistrate Russell Warfield said it was the defendant's third major offence in five years.

"You showed little regard for your own or others' safety," he said.

Nicholls was also fined $1500 and disqualified from driving for two years.