Fruity lexia leads to $1500 fine
LISMORE HEIGHTS student Gerard Burden won’t be partaking of fruity lexia any time soon after the drink cost him $1500 in fines and the loss of his driver’s licence for three years.
Burden, 27 this month, pleaded guilty in Lismore Local Court to a high-range drink-driving offence with a reading of 0.175.
Police state he was caught at 2.23am on March 5 on the Bruxner Highway when he was stopped by officers staffing a random breath-testing unit.
Burden told police he had been drinking fruity lexia since 6pm that night.
The court was also informed that Burden had a prior conviction for high-range drink-driving in 2004 when he was fined $1300 and disqualified from driving for 15 months.
The magistrate took into account Burden had completed a Traffic Offenders Program at the PCYC Lismore and done a Preparing for Success Program at Southern Cross University.