NSW man jailed for 3 months

AS soon as Terrence Trevor Casey serves a one-month prison sentence for drink driving, he will be extradited to New South Wales.

The 24-year-old was due to be transferred out of Queensland on Friday, but he was caught drink driving that same morning.

Because of his extensive traffic history, a magistrate ordered he serve time behind bars before being allowed into NSW, where he is wanted on other counts.

On Friday at 1.09am Casey was caught driving his green Ford Fiesta in Rockhampton while more than five times the legal limit.

He had a reading of 0.254% and no licence either. He tried to tell police his name was Chip Lee Casey.

Nine hours after he was caught he pleaded guilty to the charge in Rockhampton Magistrates Court.

Defence solicitor Shayne Studdert said there was no reason for Casey, a local painter, to be driving.

Casey had earlier convictions for drink driving, in 2007 and 2008.

Casey also pleaded guilty to stealing petrol from a Caltex service station at Alligator Creek on May 16 and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle with false registration plates.

He was sentenced to three months jail, which will be suspended after one month, and fined $300.



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