Gordon woman passes out drunk behind the wheel

By 4 December, 2013 22

A 38-year-old Gordon woman has attempted to drive home from a Christmas party more than four times over the legal limit.

Around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday, 3 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Phillip when they observed a vehicle stopped in the bus stop and obstructing a lane on Melrose Drive Phillip between Theodore and Launceston Street.

Police approached the driver and found her slumped behind the steering wheel.

The driver was unable to comprehend simple instructions and at one point, attempted to restart the car and drive off.

The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Woden Police Station where she undertook a breath analysis.

She returned an Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.219, more than four times the legal limit, had her license immediately suspended and will be summonsed to court for this high level offence.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kenton Turner said this person’s decision to drive when heavily intoxicated put herself and others road users at grave risk.

“By all means celebrate the festive season, but do it safely. Don’t let friends or colleagues get behind the wheel after drinking you might just save their life,” Superintendent Turner said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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22 Responses to Gordon woman passes out drunk behind the wheel
#1
voytek33:17 pm, 04 Dec 13

Am I the only one that finds this fantastic? She had to get home somehow.

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

#2
harvyk13:32 pm, 04 Dec 13

voytek3 said :

Am I the only one that finds this fantastic? She had to get home somehow.

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

Here trolly troll troll…

Other ways to get home

1. Get a lift with a friend, either back to her own house, or to the friends house
2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.
3. Get a sober friend to drive her car home and then have the friend crash at her place or the friend take the car back to their place.
4. Get a hotel room near to the party, drive home the next morning.

All of these options are far cheaper than a high range drink driving charge.

The most amazing thing was at that level that she could actually get the keys into the ignition, let alone get the car moving…

#3
Ozhair3:33 pm, 04 Dec 13

Voytek, maybe you should experience losing a friend due to some scumbag drunk driver deciding they “had to get home somehow” before commenting on how “fantastic” this is. Idiot.

#4
harvyk13:33 pm, 04 Dec 13

voytek3 said :

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

Assuming you are not a troll and are simply stupid, what do you form the basis of this assumption on? Most peoples reaction time when that drunk is sitting around the reaction time of a coma patient…

#5
neanderthalsis3:36 pm, 04 Dec 13

voytek3 said :

Am I the only one that finds this fantastic? She had to get home somehow.

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

I think you may well be the only one who finds this fantastic. You’re not a 38yo woman from Gordon are you?

#6
A_Cog3:44 pm, 04 Dec 13

harvyk1 said :


Other ways to get home
1. Get a lift with a friend, either back to her own house, or to the friends house
2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.
3. Get a sober friend to drive her car home and then have the friend crash at her place or the friend take the car back to their place.
4. Get a hotel room near to the party, drive home the next morning.

All of these options are far cheaper than a high range drink driving charge.

Cheapest: sleep in your car. Being that drunk means she wouldn’t have been uncomfortable, even in a Daihatsu.

#7
harvyk14:08 pm, 04 Dec 13

A_Cog said :

Cheapest: sleep in your car. Being that drunk means she wouldn’t have been uncomfortable, even in a Daihatsu.

That’s likely to attract attention from coppers. Besides you start getting into gray area’s if you go near the drivers seat, and even grayer area’s if you put the key into the ignition for the radio / heater / air-con / winding down the windows… It would not matter if you had no intention of driving…

#8
chewy144:17 pm, 04 Dec 13

Probably lucky there was no Marist boys walking on Melrose Dr for her to skittle in a drunken stupor.

#9
Deref4:20 pm, 04 Dec 13

harvyk1 said :

voytek3 said :

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

Assuming you are not a troll and are simply stupid…

Troll. No-one’s that stupid.

#10
rhino4:26 pm, 04 Dec 13

If she managed to drive that far, imagine if her BAC had only been 0.1. She probably would have gotten home without anybody noticing or doing anything unusual.

#11
jett184:38 pm, 04 Dec 13

voytek3 said :

Am I the only one that finds this fantastic? She had to get home somehow.

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

It is just sad and pathetic that you find it necessary to troll on this article.

I hope that I never find myself in a car with you, sharing a road with you or walking across a pedestrian crossing while you are driving, because obviously you are one of those people who think that drink driving is perfectly OK.
Because of that, I find you, in your own words “fantastic”. Full sarcasm intended.
Idiot.

#12
rhino5:21 pm, 04 Dec 13

jett18 said :

It is just sad and pathetic that you find it necessary to troll on this article.

I hope that I never find myself in a car with you, sharing a road with you or walking across a pedestrian crossing while you are driving, because obviously you are one of those people who think that drink driving is perfectly OK.
Because of that, I find you, in your own words “fantastic”. Full sarcasm intended.
Idiot.

I don’t really understand why you’ve identified him as a troll and yet you think he’s actually a real life drink driver defending himself. The likelihood is, if he’s trolling so blatantly, he’s not doing it to argue a position, but to get someone worked up over it. Which he has achieved quite effectively, as demonstrated by you calling him names.

#13
IrishPete7:37 pm, 04 Dec 13

As usual, I am curious about how she got home. Skumped in the back of a taxi? Pushed out the front door of the police station? Someone with a Blood Alcohol reading of that level should have to sleep it off in the cells.

IP

#14
Thumper8:26 pm, 04 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

As usual, I am curious about how she got home. Skumped in the back of a taxi? Pushed out the front door of the police station? Someone with a Blood Alcohol reading of that level should have to sleep it off in the cells.

IP

Well, all police are complete bastards, obviously. They probably just pushed her out on the street hey?

#15
CraigT8:42 pm, 04 Dec 13

jett18 said :

voytek3 said :

Am I the only one that finds this fantastic? She had to get home somehow.

The best part is she was probably still a better driver than most of you when she was awake.

It is just sad and pathetic that you find it necessary to troll on this article.

I hope that I never find myself in a car with you, sharing a road with you or walking across a pedestrian crossing while you are driving, because obviously you are one of those people who think that drink driving is perfectly OK.
Because of that, I find you, in your own words “fantastic”. Full sarcasm intended.
Idiot.

Moral panic.

Something for the dull and tedious to outrage over.

Boring.

I recall driving in Ireland (especially the West) where coping with drunk drivers was a daily activity. Big deal.

#16
gooterz10:07 pm, 04 Dec 13

If they named drink drivers there would be less of them

#17
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd10:23 pm, 04 Dec 13

A_Cog said :

harvyk1 said :


Other ways to get home
1. Get a lift with a friend, either back to her own house, or to the friends house
2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.
3. Get a sober friend to drive her car home and then have the friend crash at her place or the friend take the car back to their place.
4. Get a hotel room near to the party, drive home the next morning.

All of these options are far cheaper than a high range drink driving charge.

Cheapest: sleep in your car. Being that drunk means she wouldn’t have been uncomfortable, even in a Daihatsu.

I think that’s still illegal if you have your keys on you? Or is that another urban myth?

#18
caf11:14 pm, 04 Dec 13

harvyk1 said :

2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.

If you’re that sozzled you might well still be over the limit the next morrning.

#19
Felix the Cat9:37 am, 05 Dec 13

gooterz said :

If they named drink drivers there would be less of them

They used to (in the Canberra Times). Jack Waterford recently wrote an article about it a while back – http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/biter-bitten-bowed-but-not-bitter-20130928-2ul88.html

#20
harvyk19:47 am, 05 Dec 13

caf said :

harvyk1 said :

2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.

If you’re that sozzled you might well still be over the limit the next morrning.

That is true, and as such if you are still feeling seedy it’s probably best not to drive, that said it’s an option…

#21
maxblues9:56 am, 05 Dec 13

Drink driving is tiring.

#22
Felix the Cat10:15 am, 05 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

A_Cog said :

harvyk1 said :


Other ways to get home
1. Get a lift with a friend, either back to her own house, or to the friends house
2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.
3. Get a sober friend to drive her car home and then have the friend crash at her place or the friend take the car back to their place.
4. Get a hotel room near to the party, drive home the next morning.

All of these options are far cheaper than a high range drink driving charge.

Cheapest: sleep in your car. Being that drunk means she wouldn’t have been uncomfortable, even in a Daihatsu.

I think that’s still illegal if you have your keys on you? Or is that another urban myth?

I think it’s only an offence if the keys are in the ignition. If they are in your pocket then it’s ok.

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