Police perform roadside breath testing. FILE PHOTO.
Police perform roadside breath testing. FILE PHOTO.

Underground miner loses job after drink-driving offence

Underground miner Matthew William Heisrath paid a hefty price for getting behind the wheel after drinks at a Yeppoon pub.

The 27 year old came to the attention of police about 2.50am on New Year's Day when officers intercepted him on Arthur St, Yeppoon.

Heisrath told police he had earlier consumed about seven beers and six post-mix rum and cokes at The Strand Hotel.

He recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.121.

Heisrath pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court on February 11 to drink-driving.

The court heard the underground miner had been forced to resign from his job as a result of the immediate driver's licence suspension he copped after his January 1 positive RBT.

It was also told that Heisrath had a previous drink-driving offence on his history from 2012.

Heisrath was fined $650 and disqualified from driving for four months.

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