Police conduct a random breath testing operation. Picture Glenn Hampson.
Police conduct a random breath testing operation. Picture Glenn Hampson.

NAMED: Yeppoon drink and drug-drivers caught

The following people pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court last Thursday to drink or drug-driving.

 

Scott Patrick Matheson's driver's licence was expired when he was caught drink-driving on Yeppoon's Mulambin Road on March 5.

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty to both offences.

The court was told that Matheson had returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.164 which Magistrate Cameron Press described as "high and dangerous."

Matheson was fined $1100 and disqualified from driving for nine months.

 

Rebekah Elizabeth Kelk, 36, returned a reading of 0.132 after she was caught driving on Yeppoon's John Street, at 11.15pm on March 5.

The court heard that Kelk had a previous similar offence in 2019.

Kelk told Magistrate Cameron Press that she had let herself and her family down "quite disgustingly."

Mr Press fined her $700 and disqualified her from driving for eight months.

 

Jordan Rafael Barrett Legaspi, 23, was caught drug-driving on Yeppoon's Farnborough Road on January 26.

He returned a positive to cannabis after police intercepted him about 1.43am.

Legaspi was fined $450 and disqualified from driving for three months.

 

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