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.
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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.