A 25-year-old Irish national who had been out celebrating St. Patricks Day ended his celebrations in a three car collision yesterday evening (Thursday, March 18).
The man was driving along Tillyard Drive in Flynn about 6.30pm when he has driven into the rear of another car, forcing the car into oncoming traffic and colliding head on with a third vehicle.
All three vehicles suffered extensive damage however the drivers were uninjured.
The 25-year-old returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.231. He is subject to a 0.05 limit. The man was issued with an immediate suspension notice and will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date charged with drink driving.
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Superintendent Mark Colbran of Traffic Operations said that after the past week’s two fatalities he could not believe people were still putting their lives and that of others in danger.
“After a tragic week on Canberra’s roads, we are fortunate that we did not see another tragedy as a result of this grossly irresponsible behaviour. The message that we have been giving the community for years is still valid. If you do not speed, and if you do not drink & drive, then the chances of you being involved in a serious or fatal collision are greatly reduced.”