ACT Policing has caught 119 drink-drivers in June, the highest number of drink-drivers caught over a month-long period this year.
Throughout the month of June, ACT Policing targeted drink-driving, with 10,937 random roadside breath tests conducted by Traffic and General Duties members.
The highest reading last month was recorded on Friday 15 June, by a 51-year-old Watson man, who was stopped by police on Hibberson Street in Gungahlin after he was observed not wearing a seat belt. The man was taken to Gungahlin Police Station, where he returned a positive Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.331, more than six times the legal limit for a holder of a full driver’s licence. The man’s vehicle had also been unregistered since March 2010. He will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 1 August, charged with drink-driving, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
Over the past six months, ACT Policing has conducted 42,955 random roadside breath tests, with 604 drivers returning a positive Alcohol Content (AC) reading.
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Superintendent Kylie Flower of Traffic Operations said it is concerning people continue to drink and drive, despite police publically targeting the offence.
“It is alarming to police that more than 600 drivers have been caught drink-driving this year, with 119 of those caught over the past thirty days. We will continue to target drink-driving this year, and if you drink and drive, expect to get caught,” Superintendent Flower said.
ACT Policing will be targeting speeding motorists during July.