A 22-year-old Latham man will face court later this month after being caught twice for drink driving in the space of two hours and leading police on a chase through Belconnen suburbs this morning (Friday, September 2).
About 12.01am police conducted a random breath test on the driver of a white Holden Rodeo utility travelling on Bowman Street in Macquarie.
The driver returned a positive result and was taken to Belconnen Police Station for a breath analysis. The man recorded a reading of 0.065 and was released after being informed he would be summonsed for the offence.
Police were on mobile patrol about 1.20am when they observed the same white Holden Rodeo utility travelling on Bowman Street, Macquarie. Police activated warning lights and siren in an attempt to stop the car, however the driver accelerated away.
A pursuit, reaching up to a maximum of 120km/h, ensued from Catchpole Street, Macquarie, and ended near O’Loghlen Street in Latham, when the driver pulled into the driveway of his home. He ran from police to the rear of the house and was located shortly after inside the home.
Police arrested the 22-year-old and took him to Belconnen Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, returning a reading of 0.039. The man is subject to a 0.00 limit.
He was conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with being an unlicenced driver, drink driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop when directed to by police. He was later released on Watch House Bail and will attend the ACT Magistrates Court on September 16.