Drink-driver with shirt on backwards struggles to park car

WITH her shirt on back-to-front and struggling to park her car, it was clear to members of the public that Sheryl Ann Barr should not be behind the wheel.

Bystanders called police after they witnessed her repeatedly try to park her car outside the Post Office Hotel in Maryborough on May 2 about 8pm.

She pleaded guilty to driving under the influence at the Maryborough Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said police spoke to the woman about 8.30pm and noticed she had glazed eyes, balance issues and her shirt on backwards.

The woman initially told police a friend had driven her to the venue until they pointed out witnesses had seen her parking and she admitted driving, telling them she was going to comfort a friend after bereavement.

Barr recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.237%.

Barr was fined $1600 and disqualified from driving for 16 months.

Caught again

CHRISTOPHER Morgan Evans has been caught drink-driving for the second time in less than a year.

He was stopped by police on May 8 at Cambridge St in Granville and recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.101%.

Maryborough Magistrate John Smith fined the unemployed man $800 and disqualified him from driving for eight months.

Two-year ban

A MARYBOROUGH man has been ordered off the roads for more than two years after being caught drink-driving while unlicensed.

Kenneth Liam Gorst fronted the Maryborough Magistrates Court to plead guilty to both charges. Police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk said Gorst was stopped for a licence check and random breath test about 12am on Friday April 25.

He told officers he was unlicensed and recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.084%. At the time, he had been disqualified from driving for six months on February 26 for prior unlicensed driving.

Magistrate John Smith fined him $1200 for unlicensed driving and disqualified him from driving for two years.

Gorse was fined $400 for drink-driving and disqualified for six months.