Almost half the 34 drivers caught drink driving in the ACT over the past week were found to be 0.00 licence holders. Police apprehended 14 0.00 licence holders in the week of June 11 -17.
About 9.30 pm on Thursday, June 14, police stopped a vehicle on Namatjira Drive in Weston after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver underwent a roadside screening test and returned a positive reading.
The 53-year-old Nicholls man was taken to Woden Police Station where he returned an alcohol content of 0.03. The man was found to be disqualified and had been convicted eight times previously for drink-driving.
Sergeant Rod Anderson from Traffic Operations said drivers such as this had no regard for the safety of others on ACT roads.
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“It concerns me that someone who doesn’t hold a drivers licence and drinks and drives, shares the road with the rest of the community,” Sergeant Anderson said.
“In the interests of road safety and saving people’s lives, all that the police can do is continue in our efforts to find drink-drivers like this and put them before the court,” he added.
Of the 34 drivers caught drink driving over the past week, seven have had at least one previous drink-driving conviction.