Long wait for taxi prompts drink driver to get in the car

NOT having the patience to wait for a taxi has cost a Gladstone man his licence and a hefty fine.

After a few drinks with his girlfriend, Brian Anthony White had every intention of getting a taxi home.

But he changed his mind after finding out he would be waiting at least 45 minutes to an hour.

White decided walking was out of the question after his girlfriend complained she couldn't walk the distance because of the high-heels she was wearing.

So he decided to jump behind the wheel and drive the short distance home.

When police intercepted White he smelt of liqueor and his eyes were blood-shot.

A breath test confirmed he had a blood alcohol reading of 0.141, almost three times the legal limit.

White appeared in Gladstone Magistrate Court on Monday pleading guilty to one charge of driving while over the middle alcohol limit.

He was fined $1200 and suspended from driving for five months.