Good and bad surprise for birthday girl
A WOMAN driving home from a surprise birthday got a surprise of her own when she was pulled over by police and blew twice the alcohol limit.
At Ipswich Magistrates Court this week, Allison May Bertoni-Remmes pleaded guilty to driving over the middle alcohol limit on March 28.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Steve De Lissa said the 36-year-old was stopped by police while travelling on Warwick Rd in Yamanto on March 28.
The court was told Bertoni-Remmes had consumed three alcoholic drinks at a surprise party before she got behind the wheel.
She was given a breath test and recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.122.
Despite the reading, Bertoni-Remmes said she hadn't felt the effects of the alcohol and thought she would be okay to drive.
Her defence lawyer said Bertoni-Remmes realised that in hindsight she should not have driven, regardless of how she felt and was remorseful for her actions.
She was fiend $100 and disqualified from driving for three months.