A Canberra man clocked doing 142kmh in an 80km/h zone while more than eight times over the legal alcohol limit returned to his car and drove home after police had charged him.
Police say a 24-year-old was driving a Ford ute on Southern Cross Drive, in Canberra’s west, about 1am (AEST) today when he was clocked travelling at nearly twice the speed limit.
After a pursuit he was pulled over and breath tested.
Following a positive result, police took him to Belconnen police station where he returned a reading of 0.177 – more than eight times the legal limit of .02 for a special driver.
“The male was released from custody and his vehicle keys confiscated,” ACT Policing said in a statement.
“Shortly after, police returned to secure the vehicle to find it had been removed from the location.”
Police then went to the Dunlop man’s house and caught him arriving home – behind the wheel of his Ford ute.
He was arrested and taken to the city police station where he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.146.
A 24-year-old man is due to face the ACT Magistrates Court today on drink driving and traffic charges.
What an idiot!