A 51-year-old Mount Isa man had his licence disqualified and received a fine after failing to comply with a roadside breath test.
Raymond Ashley Dubbins, pleaded guilty in Mount Isa Magistrates Court on April 15 to two counts of failing to provide an adequate specimen.
The court heard of how Dubbins was travelling along Frances Street, Mount Isa, when he was pulled over for a roadside breath test.
Police observed Dubbins showing signs of intoxication and he made admissions to drinking before driving.
Dubbins failed to provide an adequate reading after multiple attempts roadside. He was then arrested and taken to Mount Isa Police Station for further testing.
While at the station Dubbins failed to comply with the testing.
"I knew I would blow over - I didn't want to be incriminated further," Dubbins said in court.
Magistrate James Morton responded saying "if you complied you could've had a smaller reading and wouldn't have been charged as a high range offence."
Dubbins was fined $200 and licence was disqualified for 12 months.
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