Qld MP busted drink driving after Origin

Queensland Independent MP Billy Gordon has been charged with drink driving.

Police have confirmed a 43-year-old man was pulled over in Kuranda around 11.00pm Wednesday after Queensland’s State of Origin win.

“The man returned a positive roadside breath test before being transprotd to Kuranda Police Station where he allegedly returned a B.A.C of 0.094 per cent,” a statement from Qld Police read.


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“It was also revealed the man did not hold a current driver’s licence.”

He has been issued with a notice to appear in Mareeba Magistrates Court on June 27 in relation to charges of drink driving and unlicensed driving.

Mr Gordon issued a public apology saying there’s no excuse for his behaviour but insists he won’t be quitting politics despite blowing nearly twice the legal limit.