GUILTY: An elderly man caused a crash in Dalby last month.
GUILTY: An elderly man caused a crash in Dalby last month.

How a drunk elderly man caused a crash on busy Dalby intersection

AN ELDERLY man who caused a crash on a busy Dalby intersection has been reprimanded in Dalby Magistrates Court for being drunk while driving.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court Barry Richard Brisbane was driving up to the intersection at Wood and Nicholson streets on June 12, at 5.20pm.

A vehicle was travelling southbound at the time, and Brisbane turned his vehicle right onto Nicholson St, crashing head on into the second car.

When police arrived, they observed Brisbane had glazed eyes, smelt of liquor, and was unsteady on his feet.

The defendant told police he had consumed “two tall bottles of gold beer”, according to snr const Tahana.

A breath test later revealed Brisbane had a BAC of 0.139.

Brisbane told Magistrate Roger Stark he was a “bloody idiot” and he had learned from his mistake.

Brisbane pleaded guilty to driving while over the middle alcohol limit but not over the high alcohol limit.

He was fined $750 and disqualified from driving for six months.

No conviction was recorded.