Mandurah man (20) has licence suspended for drink driving

A 20-year-old man was caught drink driving, just three weeks after regaining his licence, which he lost previously for drink driving.

Daniel Christopher Walker pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court on April 11 to driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

The prosecutor told the court that Walker was administered a breathalyser on February 12 at 2.45am.

He blew 0.67 and was issued a roadside disqualification.

Counsel for the accused said his client did not remember getting in the car.

On the way to the petrol station, while driving on Anstruther Road, Walker hit a kerb and damaged his car.

Police saw the damage on the car and questioned him.

“He accepts he has to do something about his alcohol consumption,” his lawyer said.

“He hasn’t drunk (alcohol) since and will probably lose his job following this conviction.”

Magistrate Anne Longden said she was concerned that this incident occurred so soon after the prior conviction.

“You’re teetering on the edge of a slippery slope,” she said.

She fined him the minimum of $900 and suspended his licence for 10 months.