Thirty-four people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last weekend (August 2-4), with six of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Twenty-one of the 34 drink-drivers caught were issued Immediate Suspension Notices. The highest reading recorded was 0.162 with a learner driver recording a reading of 0.138.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Mark Steel said the latest drink-driving results were alarming.
“It is completely unacceptable that these drivers should endanger the lives of others by flouting the law,” Sergeant Steel said.
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“Impaired driving is a killer on our roads and affects the entire community. For so many people to drink-drive, and for six of them to be repeat offenders, should infuriate all other responsible road users.
“These motorists pose a significant risk to all road users and it’s apparent they have a complete disregard for the safety of those around them.
“With every police car equipped with breath testing equipment you can be caught anywhere, anytime. Our message is simple: drink or drive.”
Sergeant Steel said it is essential that drink-drivers are removed from our roads and has called on the community’s support.
“If you know of someone who drinks and drives or see someone that you believe is drink driving, call Police Operations on 131 444, and provide the details to our officers and we will investigate.”
[Courtesy ACT Policing]