Man says he was living in car and wasn't going anywhere

ADAM Robert Kattenberg has been ordered off the road after pleading guilty to being in charge of a vehicle while over the limit at 7.50pm on July 11.

The 39-year-old, who had recently returned from overseas, said he had been living in his car.

Kattenberg told Maryborough Magistrate John Smith that when police confronted him, he wasn't driving the vehicle and had no intention of going anywhere.

His car was parked in Maryborough West on the side of the Bruce Hwy, with keys still in the ignition.

He recorded a reading of 0.087%, was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for four months.

Last chance

MATTHEW James Kessey has fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court to plead guilty to drink-driving.

The 21-year-old blew 0.128% when he was stopped for a breath test on Saltwater Creek Rd in Maryborough on July 6.

Kessey was serving a two year suspended sentence at the time.

He said he was remorseful and pleaded for leniency to avoid a four-month jail sentence.

He told the court he was a carer for his young son and said he had been working hard to turn his life around.

Magistrate John Smith said it was his last opportunity and warned the young man not to mess around, disqualifying him from driving for seven months.

Kessey was fined $700 and had his suspended sentence extended to two-and-a-half years.



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