Drink-driver banned from roads and fined
A 52-year-old Warwick man has been banned from the roads and fined for driving while impaired.
Appearing in Magistrates' Court this morning, Huijie Lin pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place on Crow Lane, Pembroke, on Sunday.
The court heard that Lin was seen riding his motorcycle erratically by police at about 1.56am.
He was stopped and the officers noted that he had to steady himself to stop the bike from falling over.
As they were speaking to Lin, they could smell intoxicants and he said he'd had two or three beers.
He was cautioned, arrested and taken to Hamilton Police Station.
In court today, Lin asked for leniency and requested to keep his licence.
However, magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said the offence attracts a mandatory disqualification and banned Lin from driving all vehicles for 18 months.
He also handed him a $1,200 fine.
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