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Man spent $1,000 a week on beer?

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Man spent $1,000 a week on beer?

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man convicted of his seventh drink-driving charge was spending about A$1,000 ($972) a week on beer -- enough to buy more than 2,500 small bottles a month, a newspaper said Tuesday.

The heartbroken construction worker began drowning his sorrows after breaking up with his partner five years ago, the Northern Territory News said, quoting his defense lawyer as telling a court in Australia's remote, tropical north.

The magistrate declined to jail the father of four, Michael Leary, noting he had quit drinking since his latest arrest, but he banned Leary from buying or even holding a beer for 12 months.

The magistrate also poked fun at Leary's favorite beer, Melbourne Bitter, in a part of the country where drinkers can be as loyal to beer brands as they are to football teams.

"(That is) poor judgment on two counts there -- drinking that much and drinking Melbourne Bitter," magistrate Vince Luppino was quoted as saying.

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jarasanComment by jarasan - July 18, 2008, 3:35 pm
Eventually his water bill will kill him as well as kidney bladder liver etc problems. That works out to 70 to 80 beers a day almost unbelivable, the human body is resilient to say the least. God save the Queen!
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LittleoldladyComment by Littleoldlady - July 19, 2008, 9:41 am
I want the job he has so I can afford to throw away 972.00 a week.

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