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Drink knocks driver off the road

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By Caitlin Bewley
(2nd Yr Swinburne Uni)

A security guard will serve a lengthy period off the road after facing charges of driving whilst disqualified, unlicensed driving and excessive speed.
It was alleged in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court on Friday 8 February, by the prosecutor, Senior Constable Lisa Schoemaker, that Liam Weir was spotted on Woolpack road by authorities on October 26 last year, travelling 82km/h in a 60km/h zone.
It was after this the accused was subsequently intercepted and returned a positive breath test reading, blowing 0.154%.
Prosecutor Schoemaker said the accused allegedly told police that he had a “knock off drink” after work.
“Next time I wouldn’t be interested, because you would be getting a jail sentence,” Magistrate Rodney Crisp said.
“As a matter of fact, you are probably eligible for a jail sentence because you drove whilst disqualified,” he said.
“I’m very apologetic, I mucked up,” Weir said.
Magistrate Crisp convicted Weir and fined him $2000 with a period of five-years off the road.