Driver banned from roads for 18 months

A man was banned from the roads yesterday for 18 months after he admitted driving under the influence of drink or drugs.

Vincent Lightbourne was stopped by police in the early hours of Thursday, Magistrates’ Court heard.

Nicole Smith, for the prosecution, said that officers were parked at Paget Plaza, near Ice Queen, when they saw a car travelling at a “high-risk speed” through the car park.

She said when the vehicle went on to the road, it “accelerated so fast it caused the tyres to screech”.

The court heard police went after the car and Lightbourne, 36, got out and produced his driving licence.

Ms Smith said officers saw his eyes were glazed and his speech was slurred.

Lightbourne, of Paget, pleaded guilty to driving on Middle Road while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol or a drug.

Magistrate Archibald Warner fined him $1,200 in addition to the disqualification.

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