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60 traffic infringements issued as police brace for second period of double demerits

Lachlan Roberts 23 April 2019

A man who recorded a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit was just one of 60 traffic infringement notices that were issued across the Easter double demerit period in Canberra.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said officers caught 21 people driving under the influence of alcohol and another 27 people driving under the influence of drugs through roadside breath and drug testing from Thursday (18 April) to Monday (22 April).

Since midday Sunday, police also identified a 52-year-old Lyneham man who recorded 0.132, who now will be summoned to court at a later date. Police also arrested a 31-year-old Monash man who recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.191.

While officers handed out 60 traffic infringement notices, police also handed out 20 cautions for a range of traffic offences across the Easter double demerit period.

Double demerits will start again from midnight tonight as the second period of double demerits runs from Wednesday (24 April) until Sunday (28 April) inclusive.

All speeding, seatbelt, mobile phone offences and riding without a helmet will cop double demerit points, while all other traffic offences will incur one additional demerit point.


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