Another 36 DUI

johnboy 16 March 2011 4

Thirty-six people have been caught by ACT Policing for drink driving in the past week (March 7 to March 15) with nearly half of them on 0.00 licences. Twelve of the people apprehended have at least one previous drink driving conviction.

Eighteen people were caught over the long weekend alone, with one driver having five previous convictions and another one pending.

The 37-year-old man was caught about 1.00am on Saturday (March 12) on the Barton Highway. He recorded a reading of 0.194 on a 0.05 licence.

The highest reading for the week was 0.241, by a 45-year-old man on a 0.00 licence. He was apprehended about 12.15am on Tuesday, March 15 driving along Adelaide Avenue near Deakin.

Police were called to Kippax shops around 2.40pm last Wednesday (March 9) where a 60-year-old man on a 0.05 licence recorded the second highest reading for the week with 0.239.

Superintendent Mark Colbran said that while the number is higher this week than the average week, 30 percent of them are recidivist offenders.

“Each week we see people repeating the same behaviour. Once again, one third of all the drink drivers apprehended have been caught at least once before. Police cannot solve the drink driving issue alone. It is a community issue that affects the safety of all road users and it is up to the community to say that this is no longer acceptable. If you know someone who repeatedly drinks and drives pass that information on to police and we will take action” he said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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4 Responses to Another 36 DUI
Roo1000 Roo1000 10:12 pm 16 Mar 11

Take their cars and their licences.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:19 pm 16 Mar 11

“…with one driver having five previous convictions and another one pending.”

Sew his mouth shut. Do you reckon the gutless court will put him in jail where he can’t drink or drive? Don’t hold your breath.

Deref Deref 2:55 pm 16 Mar 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Like I keep saying, Take their cars off them!

Yep. Auction them off and put the proceeds in a fund to help the families of people injured and killed by them.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 12:42 pm 16 Mar 11

Like I keep saying, Take their cars off them!

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