ALCOHOL was found in the car of a P-plater after an accident which put several passengers in hospital.
Nicholas Lawrence Doran pleaded guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday after being caught drink driving on his P-plates.
The court heard on August 20, a car crashed into the back of Doran's black Mazda 3 causing the vehicles to veer off Headlow Rd in Cawarral.
Five passengers were taken to hospital as well as Doran who suffered a cut to his head.
When tested at the hospital, he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.074.
Although the accident wasn't directly Doran's fault, police found an open can of alcohol in his centre console.
Magistrate Cameron Press gave Doran a $500 fine and disqualified him from driving for three months.