DRINK DRIVE: Matthew Burke admitted he’d been drinking when police pulled him over.
DRINK DRIVE: Matthew Burke admitted he’d been drinking when police pulled him over.

Drink driver told police he wouldn’t ‘blow under the limit’

MATTHEW Jon Burke knew the moment he was stopped by police on Dalby Jandowae road in March that he wouldn’t be under the legal alcohol limit, so he did police a favour by telling them directly.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana said police intercepted Burke on March 11 at 3.23pm for a random breath test.

The defendant got out of the drivers side of the car and police detected the smell of liquor and observed that he was wobbly on his feat.

He told police immediately that he knew he wouldn’t “blow under the limit”.

A breath test returned a reading of 0.085.

Burke said prior to the incident he had lost his job because of "extenuating circumstances” and was seeing a therapist and taking antidepressants.

Burke pleaded guilty to driving over the general alcohol limit but not over the middle alcohol limit.

Magistrate Roger Stark fined him $500 and disqualified him for three months from driving.

No conviction was recorded.


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