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Shooter McGavin Convicted of Repeat DUI

Posted By Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer  
22/10/2019
14:00 PM

As reported by Fox News, the actor who played Shooter McGavin in the popular Adam Sandler film Happy Gilmore was recently sentenced for repeat drink driving.

McGavin reportedly lost control of his vintage Porsche near Arrowhead California in October 2017, leaving the highway before taking out a gas meter, prior to coming to a stand still half way up an embankment.

Shooter reportedly blew a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08, telling arresting officers he 'was in Happy Gilmore' while being taken into custody.

The actor was sentenced in April of this year to 35 hours community service, 3 years probation, an alcohol education program, an undisclosed licence disqualification and a single day of jail, which had already been served on the night in question.

McGavin was previously convicted of drink driving in 2013 in North Carolina.

Despite having over 200 acting credits to his name, Christopher McDonald will always be known as Shooter McGavin.

In Queensland, readings of 0.099 and below constitute low range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range of 1-9 months and in certain circumstances the driver will be eligible to apply for a drink driving work licence, which permits them to continue driving for work purposes during their disqualification period.

With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from 3-18 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a 6 month to lifetime loss of licence where the previous was a high range offence (a reading of 0.150 or above).

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