DOING a burnout while under the influence of alcohol not only cost a Golden Bay man a $2950 fine, it also cost him his $140,000-a-year job.
“He is kicking himself to say the least,” his lawyer Brian Mahon told Mandurah Magistrates Court today.
Ryan George Carter (32) pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and driving an unlicensed vehicle.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Rod Murray said Carter was driving a Chrysler on Peelwood Parade, Halls Head at 11.25am on April 23 when he accelerated heavily and spun the car's wheels.
Police travelling the other way saw the smoke. Carter was breathalysed and recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.127 per cent.
The court was told it was his second time he had blown in excess of 0.08 and he had a history of driving convictions.
Mr Mahon said his client had lost his fly-in fly-out plant operator job as a result of his actions.
Carter was disqualified from driving for 18 months.