Is Troy our worst drink driver?

Troy Cusack is disqualified from driving for more than six years.
Troy Cusack is disqualified from driving for more than six years.

IS Troy Dallas Cusack CQ's worst serial drink driver?

His traffic record includes at least five drink-driving and driving while disqualified charges, and he has previously been disqualified from driving for more than 10 years.

He also has a previous suspended jail sentence and probation order.

His latest offence was driving his motorbike with a blood-alcohol reading more than six times the legal limit.

Cusack, 33, appeared in the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on Friday, where he was dealt a hefty series of fines, disqualification periods and a suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to two counts each of drink driving and driving while disqualified.

The court heard Cusack recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.320% as he rode his motorbike to a Yeppoon address on July 17 last year.

He was also driving unlicensed at the time, thanks to previous disqualifications.

In 2006 he was disqualified for five years, and then given another five years disqualification in 2007 after being caught driving with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.253%.

On Friday, lawyer Doug Winning said Cusack had problems with alcohol but was changing his ways and his partner had the keys to his motorbike.

Magistrate Tom Bradshaw fined him a total of $3500 and sentenced him to nine months jail, immediately suspended.

He was disqualified from driving for a combined total of six years and nine months.

Magistrate Bradshaw told Cusack he now had a jail sentence hanging over his head, and asked whether he had been sent to jail, to which Cusack replied, "yes".

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