Gladstone P-plater’s ‘gross error’
A YOUNG Gladstone man said getting caught drink-driving the day after a party was a “gross error in judgment.”
Ryan Daniel Finlay was stopped by police on Gladstone Benaraby Rd on August 9 - at the time being the holder a provisional licence.
The 20-year-old returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.077.
Finlay told police he consumed about eight Great Northern cans at a party the night before, and he was driving to go to work.
Finlay, self-represented, pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday to drink-driving.
He told the court he was “disappointed” and “embarrassed” and it was a “gross error in judgment.”
“It’s something I’ll definitely learn from and never do again,” Finlay said.
He was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for three months.
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