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Sunshine Coast student caught five times over the drink-drive limit blames failing grades

  • Emma Martin, 19, was stopped by police earlier this month for drink-driving  
  • Aspiring nurse said on Wednesday she failed a study unit and was upset
  • She said she drove because she was expected to meet her brother for dinner
  • She pleaded guilty to one count of drink driving and was fined $1,300

A 19-year-old student who was caught driving with a blood alcohol level five times over the limit has revealed she was drinking because of a failed grade.

Emma Martin, an aspiring nurse, was stopped by police earlier this month for driving erratically and speeding on Bruce Highway near the Sunshine Coast.

The teenager pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of drink driving, according to the Sunshine Coast Daily. 

Emma Martin (pictured), a 19-year-old Sunshine Coast student who was caught driving with a blood alcohol level five times over the limit, has revealed she was drinking because of a failed grade

The aspiring nurse (pictured) was stopped by police earlier this month for driving erratically and speeding on Bruce Highway

The aspiring nurse (pictured) was stopped by police earlier this month for driving erratically and speeding on Bruce Highway

During the hearing Ms Martin told the court she was intoxicated because she was ‘devastated’ about failing a subject.

She said she decided to drive because she didn’t want to miss out on dinner plans with her brother.

While behind the wheel, several other drivers called the police and reported Ms Martin’s dangerous driving.

She blew a .226 when she was stopped by officers after veering across two lanes of traffic with her hazard lights on, the publication reported. 

The court ordered Ms Martin to pay a $1,300 fine. Her license is disqualified for 14 months. 

The teenager (pictured) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of drink driving. During the hearing Ms Martin told the court she was intoxicated because she was 'devastated' about failing a study unit

The teenager (pictured) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of drink driving. During the hearing Ms Martin told the court she was intoxicated because she was ‘devastated’ about failing a study unit

 

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