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Blotto Yass P-Plater

By johnboy - 18 September 2013 8

A 29-year-old provisional driver from Yass was arrested last night (Tuesday, September 17) for high range drink driving.

Around 10.50pm, a white Toyota Hilux was stopped by police driving in the vicinity of the Burns Club in Kambah, after police were called there in response to a suspicious vehicle.

Police conducted a breath test on the driver who returned a positive reading.

The man was taken into custody and conveyed to the Tuggeranong Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, returning a reading of 0.171 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath. The defendant being a provisional driver is subject to a blood alcohol limit of zero.

Due to the high reading, the man’s right to drive in the ACT was immediately suspended.

He has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on December 11.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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8 Responses to
Blotto Yass P-Plater
RedDogInCan 12:22 pm 18 Sep 13

tim_c said :

Is it now breath-alcohol content (instead of blood-alcohol content)?

There is a pretty close relationship between the contents of your blood and the contents of your breath for many volatile chemicals including alcohol. Its not a perfect measure, but when the limit is zero it really doesn’t matter. Given the average volume of a full breath is about 5 litres, it might take a while to give a 210 litre breath sample though.

davo101 12:10 pm 18 Sep 13

tim_c said :

…returning a reading of 0.171 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath…

Is this just poor journalism or have the method of measurement of Blood-Alcohol Content/Concentration (BAC) changed? I’d always understood the numbers were expressed as a percentage of your blood – ie. the legal driving limit for driver with a full-licence is 0.05 meaning that no more than 0.05% of a sample of your blood can be alcohol. Since when was it measured in terms of grams per litres of breath? Is it now breath-alcohol content (instead of blood-alcohol content)?

It just means that they got them on a breath test not a blood test (See this). Anyway 0.05 is actually 0.047% w/w or 0.063% v/v…

tim_c 11:53 am 18 Sep 13

…returning a reading of 0.171 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath…

Is this just poor journalism or have the method of measurement of Blood-Alcohol Content/Concentration (BAC) changed? I’d always understood the numbers were expressed as a percentage of your blood – ie. the legal driving limit for driver with a full-licence is 0.05 meaning that no more than 0.05% of a sample of your blood can be alcohol. Since when was it measured in terms of grams per litres of breath? Is it now breath-alcohol content (instead of blood-alcohol content)?

curmudgery 11:45 am 18 Sep 13

On P plates at 29. Has this hero experienced ‘difficulties’ in the past?

Deref 11:43 am 18 Sep 13

I wonder what his vehicle was suspicious of.

RedDogInCan 11:36 am 18 Sep 13

Pantz_Party said :

I wonder what makes a vehicle “suspicious”.

The fact that the Burns Club staff had just removed him from the premises for being too pissed and then saw him climb in the drivers seat.

Pantz_Party 10:21 am 18 Sep 13

I wonder what makes a vehicle “suspicious”.

Poor lad, it’s going to be a long bus ride from Yass if he works in the ACT.

Rawhide Kid Part3 9:51 am 18 Sep 13

Crush !!

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