Drink driver gets nasty shock more than a year after offence
A YOUNG man arrested in 2011 for drink-driving got a rude shock when he realised almost two years later that his charges were still outstanding.
Michael Stephen Brown was arrested for making unnecessary noise and smoke in his car while driving with a blood alcohol level of .226% in Childers in October 2011.
The mine worker assumed that his case had been dealt with in court during his absence and believed that he had been disqualified from driving for 12 months.
After not driving for a year he went to get his licence renewed and found his case was in fact still outstanding.
He flew back to Queensland from Western Australia and handed himself in to Bundaberg Police on Friday night and yesterday faced court.
He was fined $2000 and lost his licence for six months.