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6 time Page drink driver caught again 0.192 over limit

By workexpboy - 30 November 2011 8

A 54-year-old Page man with six previous convictions for drink driving was apprehended on Friday night with an alcohol content of 0.192, just one of 47 people caught in one week.

About 11 pm on Friday, November 25, police were on mobile patrol in Page when they conducted a traffic stop on a white Toyota Hilux. The driver underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive reading.

The man was taken to Belconnen Police Station where he returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.192. As the man is on a 0.00 licence, he was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Superintendent Kylie Flower from Traffic Operations says the results are alarming and should be of great concern to the Canberra community.

“It concerns me that we have had 47 people caught for drink driving in one week alone. The danger these people place the rest of the community in by their actions is disgraceful. ACT Policing is focusing on drink driving for December and is also participating in Operation RAID – the removal of all impaired drivers,” said Superintendent Flower.

“If you decide to drink or take drugs and then drive, expect ACT Policing to catch you. It is that simple,” she said.

In the past week, from November 21 to November 28, forty seven (47) people have been caught drink driving in the ACT. Of those, 14 are on 0.00 licences and 11 people have at least one previous conviction.

Courtesy ACT Policing

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6 time Page drink driver caught again 0.192 over limit
Mumbucks 11:19 pm 30 Nov 11

Deref said :

Woohoo! Another $50 to swell the ACT’s coffers!

What should we buy with it? A sculpture, perhaps?

No another fake speed camera just to keep those under the influence on their toes.

LSWCHP 9:49 pm 30 Nov 11

Superintendent Kylie Flower eh? Wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of a rozzer with a hardcore name like that.

I wonder what he looks like.

bobdown 9:32 pm 30 Nov 11

p1 said :

I usually try and stay away from outraged calls for car crushing or mandatory sentencing… BUT

How about, for people with say, a fifth charge of the same offence, the police be given the powers to remove the vehicle. The proceeds from the sale could be used for the long term residential alcohol rehabilitation he obviously needs.

Why the fifth one, they can kill just as easily after the first, second, third etc.

Just crush the car after the second offence and make them watch!

shirty_bear 11:43 am 30 Nov 11

p1 said :

I usually try and stay away from outraged calls for car crushing or mandatory sentencing… BUT

How about, for people with say, a fifth charge of the same offence, the police be given the powers to remove the vehicle. The proceeds from the sale could be used for the long term residential alcohol rehabilitation he obviously needs.

Preaching to the choir here.

p1 11:25 am 30 Nov 11

I usually try and stay away from outraged calls for car crushing or mandatory sentencing… BUT

How about, for people with say, a fifth charge of the same offence, the police be given the powers to remove the vehicle. The proceeds from the sale could be used for the long term residential alcohol rehabilitation he obviously needs.

Henry82 10:47 am 30 Nov 11

Deref said :

Woohoo! Another $50 to swell the ACT’s coffers!

What should we buy with it?

A proof reader for press releases. 🙂

Deref 10:14 am 30 Nov 11

Woohoo! Another $50 to swell the ACT’s coffers!

What should we buy with it? A sculpture, perhaps?

Mumbucks 9:42 am 30 Nov 11

This guy was driving a Toyota Hilux . Maybe when he has ‘learned ‘his lesson he can trade the Hilux in for a mini with training wheels cpmplete with electronic monitoring so the rest of the community can keep well out of his road.

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