Supercars Head of Motorsport Adrian Burgess pleads guilty to drink driving
Supercars head of motorsport Adrian Burgess has pleaded guilty to drink driving, having driven with three times the legal alcohol limit in Australia.
The incident took place on August 11th this year when, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin, Burgess was seen “staggering to his car” by a security officer at the Hope Island Resort.
Burgess was followed to his home by the security officer who saw him back into the wall of his garage.
Burgess refused a breath test when the police arrived, resulting in him being arrested and taken to the Coomera police station where a 0.171 alcohol concentration was recorded.
“He was struggling a bit that day and also dealing with his daughter – in the UK – [as] she was struggling a bit, and he went out and had a few drinks. His behaviour on the night was unacceptable and he accepts that,” said Nick Hatcher, the defence lawyer of Burgess, to the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Burgess has been fined 1200 AUD and suspended from driving for six months, but will keep his Supercars job.
“Supercars is aware that Adrian Burgess has appeared in Southport Magistrates Court due to an incident involving driving under the influence of alcohol,” said a series spokesperson.
“Adrian has been addressing the matter and has provided remorsefulness, transparency, and honesty since the incident. Supercars continues to work with Adrian in regard to this matter.”