P-plater was three times over limit

A TWEED Heads teenage girl drove drunk with a car full of friends in the early hours of New Years Day, the Tweed Heads Local Court was told yesterday.

Marissa Leigh Smith was more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit when she drove at Banora Point carrying four passengers.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to high-range drink-driving and not complying with provisional licence requirements.

Police stopped Smith for a random breath test on Glen Ayr Drive, Banora Point at 4.15am on January 1.

They saw there were no P-plates fitted to the car.

Smith failed the breath test and was taken to the Tweed Heads police station where she blew .150 per cent blood alcohol concentration.

She told police she drank two cans of rum and Coke between 1am and 2am that morning.

For drink-driving, Smith was disqualified from holding a licence for two years and put on a two-year good-behaviour bond.

For failing to comply with provisional licence requirements, she was fined $200.

Smith must also pay $73 in court costs for each offence.



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