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Gordon woman passes out drunk behind the wheel

By johnboy 4 December 2013 22

A 38-year-old Gordon woman has attempted to drive home from a Christmas party more than four times over the legal limit.

Around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday, 3 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Phillip when they observed a vehicle stopped in the bus stop and obstructing a lane on Melrose Drive Phillip between Theodore and Launceston Street.

Police approached the driver and found her slumped behind the steering wheel.

The driver was unable to comprehend simple instructions and at one point, attempted to restart the car and drive off.

The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Woden Police Station where she undertook a breath analysis.

She returned an Alcohol Concentration reading of 0.219, more than four times the legal limit, had her license immediately suspended and will be summonsed to court for this high level offence.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kenton Turner said this person’s decision to drive when heavily intoxicated put herself and others road users at grave risk.

“By all means celebrate the festive season, but do it safely. Don’t let friends or colleagues get behind the wheel after drinking you might just save their life,” Superintendent Turner said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Felix the Cat 10:15 am 05 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

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harvyk1 said :

Other ways to get home
1. Get a lift with a friend, either back to her own house, or to the friends house
2. Get a taxi and pick up the car the next morning.
3. Get a sober friend to drive her car home and then have the friend crash at her place or the friend take the car back to their place.
4. Get a hotel room near to the party, drive home the next morning.

All of these options are far cheaper than a high range drink driving charge.

Cheapest: sleep in your car. Being that drunk means she wouldn’t have been uncomfortable, even in a Daihatsu.

I think that’s still illegal if you have your keys on you? Or is that another urban myth?

I think it’s only an offence if the keys are in the ignition. If they are in your pocket then it’s ok.

maxblues 9:56 am 05 Dec 13

Drink driving is tiring.

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