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DUI twice in one night on Limestone Avenue

By johnboy - 15 August 2013 5

A 32 year-old Lyneham man will appear before ACT Magistrate’s Court after being caught drink-driving twice in one night.

About 10.45pm Tuesday (13 August) night, a maroon Ford Falcon overtook a police car at excessive speed on Limestone Avenue, Ainslie.

Police activated their emergency lights, and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver supplied a positive roadside breath sample and was conveyed to City Police Station to undergo a full breath analysis.

He returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.122, two and a half times the legal limit for a full ACT licence holder. The man’s licence was immediately suspended.

About 2am the following day (Wednesday, 14 August) police observed the man return to the maroon Ford Falcon on a bicycle, place the bicycle in the boot of the vehicle and drive away. Police again stopped the driver, who returned another positive roadside breath sample and was taken to City Police Station for further analysis.

He returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.070. As his licence was earlier suspended, the applicable blood alcohol limit was zero.

He will face court on September 27 charged with multiple traffic offences.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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DUI twice in one night on Limestone Avenue
steveu 1:27 pm 16 Aug 13

TheBusDriver said :

Clearly the deterrant of having their car taken away and crushed is not enough of a deterrant for idiots like this. Might I suggest a new strategy? Crush the driver.

Okay, more realistically, don’t let them out of the lockup until they are sobre. This is happening too often.

Oh, and excellent work for the police who obviously correctly figured the driver would try drive their car off and took sensible precautions to catch the repeat offender in the act. I am sure the offender won’t be able to argue that it was their first time or that they won’t do it again. I think the police’s actions should ensure the offender is removed from our streets for a while.

Agreed. Whilst I appreciate alcoholism is a serious problem (presuming this is a driving factor here, apart from stupidity and sociopathy) at the end of the day I can’t help thinking that a person under these circumstances should be placed in remand until such time as they have their case heard before the court.

I don’t get how in the 21st century we still have people who seem to think it is an acceptable risk to drink and drive.

I’m just glad ACTP got him off the roads before he hurt anyone.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:03 am 16 Aug 13

TheBusDriver said :

Clearly the deterrant of having their car taken away and crushed is not enough of a deterrant for idiots like this. Might I suggest a new strategy? Crush the driver.
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I don’t think they compound cars in the ACT for DUI’s. However they do for burnouts.. Which seems a bit weird to me.

tim_c 9:31 am 16 Aug 13

TheBusDriver said :

Clearly the deterrant of having their car taken away and crushed is not enough of a deterrant for idiots like this….

Of course not, it was only a Ford Falcon.

He returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.070. As his licence was earlier suspended, the applicable blood alcohol limit was zero.
Pardon my ignorance in all things drink-driving, but isn’t his BAC reading a little irrelevant since he was driving when his licence had been suspended?

bundah 8:51 am 16 Aug 13

This is the third time in the past year that idiots have been busted twice for DUI within a 2 to 3 hour period. The stupidity is twofold and needs to be addressed immediately.

TheBusDriver 8:15 pm 15 Aug 13

Clearly the deterrant of having their car taken away and crushed is not enough of a deterrant for idiots like this. Might I suggest a new strategy? Crush the driver.

Okay, more realistically, don’t let them out of the lockup until they are sobre. This is happening too often.

Oh, and excellent work for the police who obviously correctly figured the driver would try drive their car off and took sensible precautions to catch the repeat offender in the act. I am sure the offender won’t be able to argue that it was their first time or that they won’t do it again. I think the police’s actions should ensure the offender is removed from our streets for a while.

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