24 January 2008

Not the ideal getaway vehicle

Wheelchair driver can't whine

By Peter Hardwick

OAKEY woman Darlene Peggy Bayliss blew a breath/alcohol reading more than five times the legal limit while driving a motorised wheelchair. And the wheelchair wasn't even hers, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard yesterday.

Toowoomba police, acting on a complaint of a drunken woman driving a wheelchair on Campbell Street, Mort Estate, on December 30, were told Bayliss had driven away on the wheelchair without the owner's consent.

Found in nearby Gowrie Street, the 36-year-old was still on the wheelchair with the keys in the ignition and a cask of wine in a basket on the front of the vehicle, police prosecutor Sergeant Greg Lewis told the court.

- Toowoomba Chronicle, 25 January 2008

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