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High range drink driver off the road

By 6 August 2014 7

ACT Policing intercepted a 31-year-old man for drink driving on Athllon Drive, Greenway yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 5 August).

The man who was on a suspended provisional licence, was driving a white coloured Nissan Pintara sedan when he was stopped for a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result.

The driver was taken into custody and conveyed to Tuggeranong Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, which returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.243.

The man was issued an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to appear in Court at a later date facing charges of high range prescribed concentration of alcohol, and driving whilst his right to drive was suspended.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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7 Responses to High range drink driver off the road
#1
HenryBG10:05 am, 06 Aug 14

Wow. .243. That’s just silly. On a weekday.

Sounds like somebody who needs to be on income management.

#2
LSWCHP4:39 pm, 06 Aug 14

So he originally had a drivers licence.

But then he ended up with a provisional licence. Presumably because he’d been caught drink driving, or had committed some other offence.

But his provisional licence had been suspended. So he must’ve been caught drink driving or committing some other offence while on the provisional licence.

And now, while on a suspended provisional licence (ie unlicensed and uninsured) he drives around with a .243 BAC.

I suspect that if he’s not put in the slammer he’ll be weaving drunkenly past you on a road somewhere in Canberra sometime soon because the absence of a licence doesn’t appear to stop him from driving. I wish they would at least publish the rego numbers of these clowns so that we can protect ourselves from them.

#3
screaming banshee10:22 pm, 06 Aug 14

“High range drink driver off the road”

That’s adorable, you think he’ll actually stay off the road

#4
MonarchRepublic9:42 am, 07 Aug 14

LSWCHP said :

So he originally had a drivers licence.

But then he ended up with a provisional licence. Presumably because he’d been caught drink driving, or had committed some other offence.

But his provisional licence had been suspended. So he must’ve been caught drink driving or committing some other offence while on the provisional licence.

Unless I’ve misunderstood your meaning, I believe you are mixing up provisional and probationary licences.
A provisional licence is obtained after you have “held your learner licence for at least six months and either pass a practical driving test with a government licence examiner or undertake training and pass continuing assessment with an accredited driving instructor (the ‘log book’ system)”

Probationary is what one would go on to when returning from a licence suspension, eg for drink driving

#5
Masquara9:45 am, 07 Aug 14

Jodhi Meares take note.

#6
Postalgeek10:35 am, 07 Aug 14

These people won’t stop being a hazard on the road unless they are deprived of their car, their liberty, or their legs.

#7
A_Cog11:06 am, 07 Aug 14

screaming banshee said :

“High range drink driver off the road”

That’s adorable, you think he’ll actually stay off the road

Hah!

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (so many zeroes, just call it a gajillion.)

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