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DUI twice in the same night. Once in Isabella Plains, once in Kaleen!

By 11 November 2011 13

A 36-year-old Fraser man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice last night (Thursday, November 10).

Around 10pm, the man was stopped by a Tuggeranong Patrol conducting random breath testing on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains. He returned a positive roadside screening, and was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where he returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.086.

Police informed the man he would be summonsed for this drink-driving offence, and he was released.

Around 11.50pm, a Gungahlin Patrol caught the man speeding at 120km/h along Ellenborough Street in Kaleen, a 60km/h zone. The man undertook a roadside breathing test, which returned a positive result. He was taken to Belconnen Police Station, where he returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.052.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with speeding and drink-driving. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court on November 22.

Last week (31 October to 7 November), ACT Policing caught 32 drink drivers, 11 of whom had a zero limit restriction on their licence. Police will continue to target drink-driving until the end of the year.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 Responses to DUI twice in the same night. Once in Isabella Plains, once in Kaleen!
#1
harvyk110:42 am, 11 Nov 11

I see we’re dealing with a genuine rocket scientist here…

#2
GardeningGirl11:24 am, 11 Nov 11

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

#3
Martlark11:42 am, 11 Nov 11

All of these repeat offenders should be made to have GPS trackers on them and their cars. That’ll make it easier to catch them every night.

#4
buzz81911:42 am, 11 Nov 11

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

#5
GardeningGirl12:30 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

Considering this is not the first time I’ve read about a drink driver being picked up twice in one night that seems a bit of a legal oversight then? One would almost think it’s more about revenue raising than getting dangerous drivers off the roads.

#6
buzz81912:40 pm, 11 Nov 11

GardeningGirl said :

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

Considering this is not the first time I’ve read about a drink driver being picked up twice in one night that seems a bit of a legal oversight then? One would almost think it’s more about revenue raising than getting dangerous drivers off the roads.

Yeah sure, ok, blame the Government, blame the Police etc etc Revenue raising wooh!!

How about people need to take responsibilities for their own actions, this guy was over the limit as set by legislations, but he was not drunk enough to not know what he is doing.

#7
harvyk11:16 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

Yeah sure, ok, blame the Government, blame the Police etc etc Revenue raising wooh!!

How about people need to take responsibilities for their own actions, this guy was over the limit as set by legislations, but he was not drunk enough to not know what he is doing.

The thing is that there are people out there who don’t take responsibility for their own actions, thus the need for coppers in the first place.

#8
Felix the Cat1:27 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

But do a burnout and the cops will impound it.

#9
GardeningGirl1:47 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

Considering this is not the first time I’ve read about a drink driver being picked up twice in one night that seems a bit of a legal oversight then? One would almost think it’s more about revenue raising than getting dangerous drivers off the roads.

Yeah sure, ok, blame the Government, blame the Police etc etc Revenue raising wooh!!

How about people need to take responsibilities for their own actions, this guy was over the limit as set by legislations, but he was not drunk enough to not know what he is doing.

Of course people should take responsibility for their own actions, but since some don’t it would be nice if the system worked so that someone who is stopped from doing wrong doesn’t need to stopped again a short time later. If a drunk driver has no car to drive then he can’t repeat the driving while still drunk.

#10
buzz8191:59 pm, 11 Nov 11

GardeningGirl said :

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

Considering this is not the first time I’ve read about a drink driver being picked up twice in one night that seems a bit of a legal oversight then? One would almost think it’s more about revenue raising than getting dangerous drivers off the roads.

Yeah sure, ok, blame the Government, blame the Police etc etc Revenue raising wooh!!

How about people need to take responsibilities for their own actions, this guy was over the limit as set by legislations, but he was not drunk enough to not know what he is doing.

Of course people should take responsibility for their own actions, but since some don’t it would be nice if the system worked so that someone who is stopped from doing wrong doesn’t need to stopped again a short time later. If a drunk driver has no car to drive then he can’t repeat the driving while still drunk.

As you can see this person was arrested and taken to the watch house on the second occasion, how is it revenue raising? He will probably get the same amount in fines but lose his licence for longer.

At the end of the day, the person is innocent until they attend court and plead guilty or get found guilty. They get punished when they go to court.

#11
GardeningGirl2:34 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

As you can see this person was arrested and taken to the watch house on the second occasion, how is it revenue raising? He will probably get the same amount in fines but lose his licence for longer.

At the end of the day, the person is innocent until they attend court and plead guilty or get found guilty. They get punished when they go to court.

I don’t know, I just thought letting someone do something twice might provide the opportunity for an additional fine. It does give the impression that it’s not about stopping the behaviour anyway.

People who have not yet been found guilty in court sometimes get locked up while waiting, so why should someone who’s registered an excessive blood alcohol reading continue to have access to the car while still drunk? Sorry, you’ll never convince me that these stories about someone being caught twice in one night make sense.

#12
ivyisabella9:39 pm, 11 Nov 11

You cannot be serious!!!

This person not only deserves a serious bout of either some form of community service and or time but also some serious councelling!

Also, disqaulifying their licence for some time wouldn’t go a stray!

I’m sick of these stupid people getting off these serious offences with a slap on the wrist!

Too bad if this person had t-boned an innocent driver reversing out of their drivway in kaleen while doing 120km/hrin that 60 zone!!!

What a JOKE!!!

#13
krats9:52 pm, 11 Nov 11

buzz819 said :

GardeningGirl said :

Can someone please explain what happened to the car after the man was pulled over the first time?

Left on the side of the road where he was found, Police have no powers to seize a car or keys for a drink driver.

It Police Can Get “special Powers” For Obama…Why Is It They Can Not Get The Permanent Power To Confiscate A Car From A Drunk!!Then Crush It And Let Them Have It Back?And Yes If It Was Me Caught…Do It To My Car.Christ How Many Lives/Chances Do They Get???

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