Drunk L-plater three times over

SHAUN Harrington was slogged with $2392 in fines in Tweed Heads Local Court for drink-driving on a learner's licence.

The 23-year-old professional surfer was 0.18 per cent (three-times the legal blood alcohol limit) when he was caught by police on Coast Road, Chinderah at 2.30am on February 27.

He pleaded guilty to charges of high-range drink-driving, learner not accompanied, refusing to produce a licence, not displaying L-plates and failing to change the address on his licence.

Harrington attended the Traffic Offenders Program in the weeks before his sentencing, which Magistrate Nick Reimer said was to his credit.

Along with the $2392 in fines, Mr Reimer gave Harrington an 18-month disqualification from driving plus a good behaviour bond, also for 18 months.

Solicitor Joe O'Neil represented Harrington and told the court: “He admits what he did on that particular day was foolish ... and informs me it will never happen again.”



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