Waikiki: serial drink driver banned for life from driving

Waikiki: serial drink driver banned for life from driving

A MAN has been banned for life from driving after he was caught drink driving for a third time.

Grant Darron Thompson pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving while under licence suspension and using an unlicensed car on the road when he appeared at Rockingham Magistrates Court on June 23.

The prosecutor said Thompson was caught drink driving by police on Sextant Avenue, Waikiki, where he gave a reading of 0.207.

Police said his licence was suspended from a prior drink driving offence on July 14, 2015.

His lawyer said there had been gaps in his offending but accepted the reading was a high one.

He is not in the habit of drink driving.

Magistrate Gregory Smith said Thompson’s record showed otherwise.

“This is your third drink-driving offence and you said you weren’t in the habit – but your record shows you are in the habit,” he said.

Magistrate Smith disqualified him for life and fined him $3600.

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