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Driver admits drunk driving

A 36-year-old Warwick resident has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and failing to provide a breath sample following a crash earlier this month.

On April 2, shortly after 3am, police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Middle Road in Paget where officers spoke with the drivers of both vehicles.

Magistrates’ Court heard that Jason Simons was unsteady on his feet, his breath smelled of alcohol, and he was slurring his words.

“I’ve had a drink” the court heard of his response when asked by police if he had been drinking.

“I would like to apologise,” Simons said in court this morning.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo sentenced him to pay a $1,200 fine and disqualified him from operating any vehicles for two years.

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