Four hour sleep in back of car not enough to sober up

A FOUR-HOUR sleep in the back of her car was not enough to sober up Rockhampton's Nicole Louise Dobson.

After consuming six glasses of vodka between 8pm and 12.30am on January 31, the mother-of-two decided to sleep in her car before driving home.

But the power nap wasn't enough.

At 4.35am that morning, Dobson was driving up William St when she was intercepted by police.

Police conducted an RBT and Dobson received a reading of 0.076 grams of alcohol on her breath test.

Dobson appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday charged with one count of driving over the alcohol limit.

She pleaded guilty to the charge and said she thought she would have been right to drive.

"I slept in my car that night," she said.

"I was planning on driving home but didn't feel right so I slept in my car and set my alarm for 4.30am because I had work at 5.30am.

"It just didn't occur to me that I'd be over the limit."

Dobson was fined $800 and was disqualified from obtaining a driver's licence for six months.

Her application for a work licence was granted.



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