Drunk hurtled into yard, blows .21

A DRUNK and unlicensed motorist was lucky to escape without injury to himself or somebody else after his out-of-control vehicle careered into the front yard of a home.

Matthew Raymond MacNamara was more than four times the legal alcohol limit when he lost control of his vehicle while travelling along Bracker Rd.

Police were called to the crash site at 7.30pm, where MacNamara admitted to having had consumed alcohol earlier that night.

A test returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.21%.

The Warwick Magistrates Court this week heard the 28-year-old had only ever held a learner's permit, which had expired "years ago".

MacNamara had a history of committing similar offences, with a conviction for unlicensed driving in 2009.

Magistrate Graham Lee chastised MacNamara for his "very high" alcohol reading. He was fined $1400 and was disqualified from driving for 15 months.

In other court news ...

WARWICK man Clinton Andrew Crowe has been fined after driving while his license was suspended for not paying earlier traffic fines.

Crowe was intercepted by police while driving along Bracker Rd on April 13.

Police checks revealed Crowe's licence had been suspended since January 8, as a result of unpaid fines.

The 27-year-old this week told the court he had struggled to pay the debt, because he incurred financial stress when forced to replace his stolen car.

Crowe was fined $400.

Topics:  drink driving, matthew raymond macnamara



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