Driver blows three times over for the second time
A TOOWOOMBA man convicted of his second high-range drink-driving offence in two years has been ordered to do community service and banned from driving for 15 months.
Police called to a disturbance at a Rockville home about 11pm, October 11, found Glen Durisotti in the garage, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.
The 29-year-old admitted he had been driving after arguing with his wife and that he had drunk half a beer since arriving home.
Durisotti blew a breath/alcohol reading of 0.171, police prosecutor Katherine Steele told the court.
A check of the car he had been driving also found it was not fitted with an interlock system as was required as part of Durisotti's previous high-range drink-driving offence for which he was sentenced in 2018, she said.
Police also found in the garage a bowl with a small amount of cannabis and a grinder used for chopping up leaf, Ms Steele said.
Durisotti pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence of liquor, driving without an interlock system fitted, possessing a dangerous drug and drug utensil.
His solicitor Amber Acreman, of David Burns Lawyers, told the court her client had since done a QTOP traffic offender driver's course and had a mental health care plan prepared.
Her client and his wife had four children and they had been having family stresses at the time, she said.
Magistrate Robbie Davies noted Durisotti's last reading had been 0.151 and he had a 0.119 in 2017.
Mr Davies ordered Durisotti do 100 hours community service and disqualified him from holding or obtaining a driver's licence for 15 months.