Man fined after refusing to provide a specimen for analysis

JACOB John Thomas doesn't like to dob in his mates.

That's what the Gladstone Magistrate's Court heard yesterday from his lawyer Megan Creaser.

Thomas appeared in court yesterday on one charge of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

On the night of November 17, a black utility was reportedly being driven erratically from the McDonald's restaurant on Hansen Rd.

Police prosecutor Nina Sulzor said police located the vehicle a short time later in the car park of the Club Hotel.

Thomas was reportedly seen walking away from the vehicle with keys in hand.

When questioned by police, Thomas said a friend had been driving the vehicle.

He refused to provide a specimen of breath when instructed by police officers.

When sentencing Thomas, Magistrate Russell Warfield took into account Thomas's previous drink driving offences.

Thomas was fined $1800 and disqualified from driving for 18 months.