‘I stuffed up’: School cleaner’s drink-driving admission
LEIGH Connolly was frank with Magistrate Philippa Beckinsale.
“I stuffed up,” the 45-year-old said in Yeppoon Magistrates Court on Thursday where she pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
Connolly, a cleaner at a high school, recorded a blood-alcohol content of .153 after police intercepted her on Cedar Ave, Taranganba, at 11.20pm on August 6.
Ms Beckinsale told Connolly she was lucky that her last drink-driving offence, also a high reading, was six years ago and fell outside of the five-year range.
Any offence inside that period would have led to a much stiffer penalty.
Ms Beckinsale was also frank with Connolly, telling her this latest mistake should be “a message you need some help.”
Connolly was fined $1050 and disqualified from driving for nine months.
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