As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers during the month of June.
Police conducted 9,802 breath tests during June removing 104 drink-drivers from Canberra roads, as well as three drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
Between 2am and 5am last Thursday (June 27) four drivers were detected drink driving resulting in Immediate Suspension Notices (ISN) being issued.
A 49-year-old Higgins man returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.103, along with a 22-year-old MacQuarie man (BAC reading 0.120), a 34-year-old Harrison man (BAC reading 0.093) and a 23-year-old McKellar man (BAC reading 0.149).
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All four drivers were summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
On Saturday (June 29) a 43-year-old Lyneham woman returned a BAC level of 0.258 resulting in an ISN being issued.
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said he was disappointed in the number of impaired drivers on our roads.
“It’s alarming that despite our best efforts, people continue to choose to drink and drive. Our message is simply not getting across, there are some people out there still not getting it,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.
“With every police car equipped with breath testing equipment you can be caught anywhere, anytime. Our message is simple: drink or drive”.