BOOZED UP: Here's a list of drug and drink drivers in court
THE Western Star and Queensland Police Service are taking a stand against drink and drug driving.
Several offenders appeared in the Roma Magistrates Court on Wednesday February 5 before Magistrate P Saggers.
This list will act as a deterrent, if you don't want everyone to know you have put the lives of other motorists at severe risk through irresponsible behaviour, then simply don't drink or drug drive.
Christopher Robert Doyle
Doyle plead guilty to driving on the Warrego Hwy with cocaine in his system.
The court heard, at 10am on Sunday November 17, Roma police intercepted Doyle where he admitted to using the drug the previous day and being surrounded by other individuals using illegal drugs.
Magistrate Saggers fined him $500 and disqualified him from driving for three months. The conviction was recorded.
Simerjeet Singh Basi
A man partying in the early hours of the Roma Cup weekend has ended up with a $750 fine and is disqualified from driving for four months after pleading guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit.
The court heard, at 6.15am on November 17, police were conducting patrols after the Roma Cup. Police intercepted Basi who said he last consumed a drink 3-4 hours earlier and returned a reading of 0.09.
Cian Robert Lyon
A firefighter using cannabis for PTSD and other medical conditions has been charged $350 and disqualified from driving for one month.
At 9.20am on October 10, police intercepted Lyon's vehicle on the Carnarvon Hwy who admitted to smoking a joint the night before.
Lyon pleaded guilty to driving with the relevant drug in his system and asked the Magistrate if he could keep his licence until the afternoon as he needed to return to Injune for work.
"No, get someone else to drive you otherwise you'll be disqualified for two years," Magistrate Saggers said.
June Lorraine Mitchell
At 10.15am on January 15 police intercepted Mitchell on Wyndham St where she returned a reading of 0.059.
Mitchell admitted to drinking the previous night and the magistrate advised her it's better to wait another hour before jumping in the car.
Mitchell was given a $300 fine and disqualified from driving for one month.
Kai August Hurzlmeier and Braydon Lance Hurzlmeier
A father first appeared in the Roma Magistrates Court moments before his son.
Kai Hurzlmeier pleaded guilty to driving with cannabis in his system.
The court heard, at 3.25pm on September 2, police intercepted Hurzlmeier's vehicle on Lovel St and conducted a roadside drug test.
"You have been a cannabis user for a while, you should know the drug stays in your system for a while," Magistrate Saggers said.
He was charged $750 and was disqualified from driving for five months with the conviction recorded.
His son Braydon pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions.
On January 24, the defendant failed to attend the Roma police station to show his whereabouts.
Braydon was charged $250.