About 10pm on Friday, February 10, police observed a silver Toyota Hilux driving on the incorrect side of the road on Terminal Circuit at the Canberra Airport.
The driver was stopped and underwent a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken to the City Police Station for a breath analysis where he recorded a reading of 0.298.
He was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
Two other men were caught in separate incidents over the weekend with more than 0.2 alcohol content. A 34-year-old man was apprehended on Saturday night (February 11) about 11.50pm on Drakeford Drive in Kambah with an alcohol content of 0.227. The other man, a 25-year-old, was caught on Saturday afternoon about 2pm in Crace with a reading of 0.213.
Police issued 10 Immediate Suspension Notices to drivers over the course of a week, from February 6 to 13 (suspending the driver’s licence to drive).
This week members from Belconnen Police Station have been conducting laser speed enforcement on Gungahlin Drive and Belconnen Way.
On Tuesday morning (February 14) six drivers were issued Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding with one driver caught doing 114km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Belconnen Way, 34km/h over the speed limit. It was the second time within a month this driver, a Belconnen man, was detected speeding on this road.
Early this morning (Thursday, February 16) Belconnen patrol members conducted laser speed enforcement at the same locations. Another six drivers were caught speeding and were issued with TINs with the highest speed detected 103km/h in an 80km/h zone on Gungahlin Drive.