Motorcyclist drunk, no helmet or licence when he crashed

DRUNK, disqualified from driving, not wearing a helmet and with a cone piece in his pocket, Dalby man Da-el Eldine Duncan, 31, found himself in a world of hurt when he crashed his unregistered motorbike on Condamine St.

Police prosecutor Narelle Krushka told the court Duncan was found lying in a drain near the bike after witnesses reported the crash on October 22.

He was taken to Dalby Hospital, where he began yelling and swearing at staff members and his mother.

A blood test registered a blood alcohol content of .218.

He was arrested and Dalby police found a recently used cone piece in his shorts.

The court heard he said "whatever, just charge me for it", which the police did.

Magistrate Gary Finger was unsympathetic to Duncan, disqualifying him from driving for five years in light of his "appalling traffic history".

"People who drink and drive ... courts should be merciless," he said.

Duncan was convicted and sentenced to nine months in prison, eligible for parole in three.


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