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Gogglebox Star Jailed For Drink Driving

Posted By Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer  
25/10/2019
00:00 AM

As reported by Daily Mail, a star of the popular reality television program Gogglebox was jailed for drink driving recently.

George Gilbey, who appeared in the 2013 UK series of the show, reportedly walked to a petrol station after his car had ran out of fuel, only for the petrol station staff to call the Police after smelling alcohol on his breath.

Mr Gilbey reportedly provided a blood alcohol concentration reading 3 times the legal limit.

George was jailed by Chelmsford Magistrates Court for 3 months and disqualified from driving for 5 years.

Mr Gilbey was kicked off of Googlebox UK in 2014, after entering the UK Big Brother house, a show which is broadcast on a rival network and therefore considered a big no no.

In Queensland, readings of 0.150 and above constitute high range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range from a minimum 6 months to a maximum lifetime loss of licence.

Persons charged with high range drink driving are not eligible to apply for a work licence.

With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from a minimum 9 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a minimum 12 months if the previous was high range, with the same maximum lifetime loss of licence as a first time high range offence.

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