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Monster DUI. Someone didn’t check the facebook group.

By 9 July 2011 11

A 22-year-old woman was arrested by ACT Policing last night (Friday, July 8) for drink driving after being detected with an alcohol content more than five times over the legal limit.

Around 11.55pm police intercepted the woman in her vehicle on Yamba Drive in Phillip due to the manner in which she was driving. The female driver underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was taken to the Woden Police Station for a breath analysis.

The woman was found to have an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.256 which is more than five times the 0.05 limit for a full licence holder. Due to the high level of alcohol in the woman’s body, her ACT driver’s licence was immediately suspended.

Superintendent Mick Calatzis said this latest incident is very alarming given the high reading detected.

“When you have a person driving their vehicle while more than five times over the legal limit, this places her life and the lives of other road users at serious risk,” he said.

The woman will be summonsed to appear at the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to Monster DUI. Someone didn’t check the facebook group.
#1
The Frots2:06 pm, 09 Jul 11

0.25 eh? Her parents will be so proud of her no doubt.

Still, there was a female caught in QLD yesterday with a reading of…………………wait for it…………….0.43!!! Seriously, this is an attempt at her own life I am sure.

#2
Tetranitrate2:25 pm, 09 Jul 11

The Frots said :

Still, there was a female caught in QLD yesterday with a reading of…………………wait for it…………….0.43!!! Seriously, this is an attempt at her own life I am sure.

0.43 – I’m kinda surprised she was conscious.
going by wikipedia that’s in the “Respiratory failure, coma and death” range…

#3
Mr Gillespie2:39 pm, 09 Jul 11

There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.

#4
Ozi6:32 pm, 09 Jul 11

Ozi said :

Monster DUI. Someone didn’t check the facebook group.

Except this was a breath test conducted after police observed “the manner in which she was driving” and not a roadside breath testing station. Although, JB, I will give you the benefit of the doubt: there may be, somewhere, a facebook page with up-to-the-minute information on the location of every police car in Canberra.

#5
00davist8:24 pm, 09 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.

Just before i start MrG, for the sake of this issue, can we keep our disagreement on other road issues for later, especially as it seems we are more in agreement with this one.

I have been noticing this too, but I’m not sure where it comes from.

You seem to have picked up the same thing i have, nearly every day we haer about more drink drivers busted, or pub glassings, drunk accidents, cops abused at pubs, etc. etc.

I have to wonder though, what part of it is an increase in drinking, what part of it is a decrease in discipline, and what part is simply due to an increase in reporting exposure.

Our road tolls are down significantly from the 70′s, and a fair amount of this is to due with a huge drop in those years in the cases of drink driving, something that people once just thought normal.

and you cant say that there was not a huge drinking culture here 40 years ago, pubs see just as many patrons, and brawls (though the glassing seems to be a trend these days)

Reporting on it is also allot more widespread, we get more info, sooner on busted drink driving, and RBT results, and news has gone far beyond the nightly Brian Henderson, and morning paper.

What really stumps me, is with all this extra coverage, the results of drink driving are well known, yet we still get people going around at 0.1 or more, well over the limit. you would think people might work it out.

Maybe we are becoming to de-sensitised???

And yes, it seems to be getting worse here at the moment!

As for 0.43… Wow, bet she was easy to spot!

#6
Grumpy Old Fart9:30 am, 10 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.

I’m not sure if this really is the case – is the increase on positive readings based on an increased population and as a result the likelihood of increased numbers of positive tests? It may still be the same result against the percentage of population.

Is it a case that we believe that there are more alcohol fueled incidents based on increased reporting and information flows? There seems to be more disaters in the world but are there? Is it simply because of increased information flows and the ability to receive the information?

#7
Henry8212:07 pm, 10 Jul 11

Ozi said :

there may be, somewhere, a facebook page with up-to-the-minute information on the location of every police car in Canberra.

afaik some users were reporting police car locations too. another clever person reported the location of the police station, opposite woden bus stop.

#8
fragge9:23 am, 12 Jul 11

00davist said :

Mr Gillespie said :

There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.

Just before i start MrG, for the sake of this issue, can we keep our disagreement on other road issues for later, especially as it seems we are more in agreement with this one.

I have been noticing this too, but I’m not sure where it comes from.

Uhh, it comes from increased news coverage since all of the anti-binge drinking/anti-smoking advertisement and media push. There is probably no major, statistically significant difference between drinking levels now and drinking levels in 2001, it just appears to be on the rise as the media is more clued into the issue and is publishing more drinking-related content – it sells. I bet you think pedophilia and government corruption are new things too.

#9
Thumper9:31 am, 12 Jul 11

“There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.”

Must be about time for Roxon to ban it then…

#10
dvaey11:01 am, 12 Jul 11

“Due to the high level of alcohol in the woman’s body, her ACT driver’s licence was immediately suspended.”

I wonder how long until the follow-up article about a 22 year old woman being charged for driving unlicenced. If they dont respect one law, why would they respect another without proper punishment?

#11
00davist11:22 pm, 17 Jul 11

fragge said :

00davist said :

Mr Gillespie said :

There seems to be a serious drinking problem among an alarming number of people these days. The number of positive tests and the readings is like in epidemic proportions.

Just before i start MrG, for the sake of this issue, can we keep our disagreement on other road issues for later, especially as it seems we are more in agreement with this one.

I have been noticing this too, but I’m not sure where it comes from.

Uhh, it comes from increased news coverage since all of the anti-binge drinking/anti-smoking advertisement and media push. There is probably no major, statistically significant difference between drinking levels now and drinking levels in 2001, it just appears to be on the rise as the media is more clued into the issue and is publishing more drinking-related content – it sells. I bet you think pedophilia and government corruption are new things too.

Gee, did you want to read the rest of my comment before you open your mouth?

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