Midweek binge costs Paul Carter his license and almost $14000

TITANS forward Paul Carter has been issued fines totaling almost $14000 and had his license disqualified following a drink driving offence in the heart of the Gold Coast’s tourist hub last month.

Carter was stopped by police after driving the wrong way down Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise in June following a midweek binge.

He was charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly recording a blood alcohol reading of four times the legal limit.


He appeared in Southport Magistrates Court today where he received a $1400 fine and 12-month driving ban.

The penalties follow those handed down by the club, including a $12,000 fine, of which $6000 was suspended for 12 months.

He was also slapped with a two match suspension, resulting in a further $6000 in forfeited match payments.

He will also have to complete an alcohol management course and a traffic offenders course.

“I just want to put this behind me now and concentrate on playing against the Rabitohs next Monday night,” Carter said.

“I totally accept the penalties from the court and the Titans have handed down.”

The 22-year-old resumes his position in the Titans team at lock for Monday night’s crucial match after returning from his suspension last Saturday when he played for Burleigh Bears.