Yeppoon drink-driver crashes into parked car
A Yeppoon drink-driver who crashed into a parked car returned a blood alcohol reading more than four times the legal limit.
Vicki Lee Stafford, 50, pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court on Thursday to drink-driving.
The court heard that on January 25 at 10pm, police were called to Cedar Ave, Yeppoon, in relation to a vehicle that had crashed into a parked car.
Stafford was the driver and sole occupant.
She told police that she had consumed a 750ml bottle of wine prior to getting behind the wheel and subsequently she returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.205.
The court heard Stafford had a one-page traffic history and she told Magistrate Philippa Beckinsale the reason she drove on the night of the crash.
“I had a missed call from my mother ... and I was very concerned for her because I called her earlier that evening and she was very disorientated,” Stafford said.
“Then I seen the missed call - I didn’t think.”
Ms Beckinsale told Stafford that she could have called police or a taxi.
“Just be grateful that you weren’t killed or you didn’t kill anyone,” Ms Beckinsale said.
Stafford was fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
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