Nurse ‘should’ve known not to drive after drinks’

A LOCAL Court magistrate told a nurse she convicted of drink- driving that he should be only too aware of the dangers of the offence he committed.

Grafton man Paul John Tanner appeared in Grafton Local Court on Monday charged with a mid-range PCA offence and driving without a licence.

Magistrate Robyn Denes accepted Tanner's remorse for his mistake, noting it was his only DUI charge, but said the reading of 0.141 was close to the high range.

"At your work you see the results of people who drink and drive," Ms Denes said.

Tanner was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for nine months. No conviction was recorded for the licence offence.


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