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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Anna Bligh double standard - Minister for Drink Driving Karen Struthers' Dept advisor sacked for same offence ...

Bligh Government adviser sacked for drink driving

22 April 2009

A senior staffer of newly-appointed Minister Karen Struthers was caught drink driving in a Government vehicle late last night and has been sacked.

Principal adviser Lee Norris was allegedly caught with a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent - an almost identical reading to that which Ms Struthers recorded when she was caught over the limit while driving a government car in 2007.

Premier Anna Bligh this morning announced Mr Norris's employment had been terminated, however Ms Bligh denied there was a double standard given Ms Struthers faced no such consequence.

In 2007, Ms Struthers was caught with a blood alcohol level of 0.169 while driving a government vehicle.

See - Courier Mail - Bligh Government adviser sacked for drink driving.

It is alleged his BAC was 0.14 per cent.

She was convicted with a BAC of 0.169 per cent.

No double standard here ...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang on, she blew more than he did, yet he gets the sack and Bligh covers it up so she doesn't have to sack the Minister. Amazing!

7:40 PM, April 22, 2009


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