Andergrove man charged after burnout at workplace
A MAN has been charged after allegedly performing a burnout in front of 10 workers and later driving while four times over the limit.
The 58-year-old Andergrove man will face drink-driving and dangerous driving charges following the dramatic display at a Marian workshop on Thursday afternoon.
Mackay police Senior Constable Steve Smith said it would be alleged the man drove a Toyota LandCruiser into a commercial workshop on Anzac Ave at 2.15pm Thursday.
"It is further alleged that the man collected a toolbox while present in the workshop and then began yelling abuse before performing a burnout and quickly reversing out of the building," Snr Cnst Smith said.
While driving away the man allegedly hit a plasma cutting machine and a solid metal frame causing damage, he said.
Police patrols began a search for the driver.
Two hours later, the LandCruiser was found parked at the McCreadys Creek boat ramp on Apsley Way, Andergrove.
Snr Cnst Smith said the man was in the driver's seat and the keys were in the ignition when police asked him to take a roadside breath test.
It is alleged he later returned a reading of 0.196 per cent at Mackay Police Station.
The man was arrested and charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and being under the influence of alcohol while in charge of a motor vehicle.
He will appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court on September 23.