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Christmas Day crash driver banned from road

A Devonshire senior involved in a Christmas Day car crash has been fined for drinking and driving.

Maxwell Brown, 67, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to driving while impaired by alcohol on Granaway Heights Road.

Officers responded to a report of a collision on the road around 10.30pm on December 25.

When they arrived, they found two cars, both with front-end damage. Both drivers denied the need for medical attention.

The officers noticed that Brown had glazed eyes and appeared unsteady on his feet.

Asked if he had been drinking, he said he’d had “two black and ginger beers”.

He later provided officers with a sample of breath, which showed he had 217mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood — more than double the legal limit of 80mg.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner fined Brown $800, and disqualified him from driving all vehicles for one year.

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Published December 31, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm)

Christmas Day crash driver banned from road

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