Married At First Sight: Michael Goonan pleaded guilty to drink driving

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    Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Michael Goonan pleaded guilty to drink driving and had his licence suspended before the show… which was why Stacey Hampton had to drive on their final date

    Married At First Sight’s Michael Goonan told Stacey Hampton he would ‘let her drive’ during their final date on Tuesday’s episode.

    But Daily Mail Australia can reveal there was a specific reason why the 29-year-old company director couldn’t get behind the wheel.

    According to court documents, he had his driver’s licence suspended for 10 months after pleading guilty to drink driving on July 24, 2019. 

    In trouble: Married At First Sight’s Michael Goonan (left) could not drive on his final date with Stacey Hampton (right) because his licence had been suspended

    Married At First Sight began production two months later, in September. 

    Police alleged Michael had recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.192 – which is well above the South Australian legal limit of 0.05. 

    After Michael pleaded guilty and was convicted, he was fined a total of $2,091.50 by the court and had to pay another $1,097.70 for police impounding costs.  

    Legal matter: According to court documents, Michael had his driver's licence suspended for 10 months after pleading guilty to drink driving on July 24, 2019

    Legal matter: According to court documents, Michael had his driver’s licence suspended for 10 months after pleading guilty to drink driving on July 24, 2019

    The case: Police alleged that Michael recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.192 - which is well above the South Australian legal limit of 0.05

    The case: Police alleged that Michael recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.192 – which is well above the South Australian legal limit of 0.05

    Stacey take the wheel! Michael's MAFS 'wife' drove since his licence was suspended for 10 months, meaning that he will be able to drive once again on May 24, 2020

    Stacey take the wheel! Michael’s MAFS ‘wife’ drove since his licence was suspended for 10 months, meaning that he will be able to drive once again on May 24, 2020

    His licence was also suspended for 10 months, which means he won’t be able to drive again until May 24. 

    Michael and Stacey’s final date, which aired on Tuesday, was filmed on November 25, meaning was not legally allowed to drive at the time. 

    Daily Mail Australia has contacted Michael Goonan for comment.

    Throwback: Tuesday's MAFS episode featuring Michael and Stacey's final date was filmed on November 25 last year, meaning he was not legally allowed to drive at the time

    Throwback: Tuesday’s MAFS episode featuring Michael and Stacey’s final date was filmed on November 25 last year, meaning he was not legally allowed to drive at the time

    During the episode, Michael pranked Stacey by giving her a set of fake Lamborghini keys that actually opened a beat-up old car.

    He did not disclose on the show why he wasn’t driving.

    Thinking they had rented a Lamborghini, Stacey excitedly asked: ‘Are you driving?’ Her husband replied: ‘No, well, I was going to let you drive!’

    What a joker! During the episode, Michael pranked Stacey by giving her a set of fake Lamborghini keys that actually opened a beat-up old car

    What a joker! During the episode, Michael pranked Stacey by giving her a set of fake Lamborghini keys that actually opened a beat-up old car

     

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