A 31-year-old Scullin man has returned a positive result for drink driving after crashing his car this morning (Friday December 10).
About 9.10am Belconnen Patrol responded to a report of a single motor vehicle accident where a car had collided with a concrete light pole in Ulm Street, Scullin.
Upon arrival police saw a white Holden Commodore sedan in the front yard of a home and a street light ripped from the ground and broken in half. Fortunately the driver was not injured.
The driver underwent a breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken back to the Belconnen Police Station for breath analysis and returned a reading of 0.137.
Checks revealed that the driver had a suspended licence. The driver was required to immediately surrender his licence to police and he was issued with a suspension notice. The suspension notice was issued under the changes to the Road Transport Alcohol and Drugs Act that came into force on 1 December.
The driver told Police that he had attended a Christmas party last night and had returned home around 4.00am. He will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date.
Acting Officer-In-Charge of City Station, Sergeant Matt Reynolds said that ACT Policing will continue their around-the-clock efforts to remove impaired drivers off the road this holiday period.
“If you drink and drive over the Christmas period you will be caught. We urge the community to be vigilant and ask for their support in keeping our roads fatality-free this Christmas”, he said.
If you suspect someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving on Canberra roads, call ACT Policing immediately on 131 444.