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Isaacs man blows over twice

By johnboy 6 May 2013 23

A 28-year-old Isaacs man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5).

Police were conducting a mobile general duties patrol in the City CBD area around 4.45am yesterday when the male driver of a blue coloured Hyundai Lantra was taken into custody after returning a positive road side screening test.

The driver of the Hyundai Lantra was conveyed to the City Police Station, where he recorded a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading of 0.180. His licence was immediately suspended.

Police informed the man he would be summonsed for this drink-driving offence, and he was then released.

Around 90 minutes later, the same male driver was again taken into custody after being observed driving a short distance from where he was originally taken into custody.

Breath analysis results indicated the male driver had a BAC reading of 0.153. The driver was conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with two counts of driving with a prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving whilst suspended.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court on May 23.

[Courtest ACT Policing]

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PrestigeDialaDriver 9:14 am 20 May 13

Choices:- 1. Leave your vehicle at the venue. 2. Catch a taxi. 3. Catch the midnight bus service 4. Have a designated driver planned at the beginning of the evening 4. Call Dial a driver to get both you and your vehicle home safely 5. Be caught by AFP, spend the night in Watch House, appear in Court, run the risk of loss of licence, employment, relationship, and end up with a hefty fine. There is no excuse. Be considerate to other users of the ACT roads, and be responsible. Could YOU live the rest of your life, knowing that you’re the cause of an innocent persons loss of life? Is it really worth it???

Tooks 9:21 am 08 May 13

Yeah, but how many times is a drink driver released, only to go out and get someone killed several days, weeks or months later? The problem in releasing people several hours later is they get the distinct impression, often psychologically and unconsciously, that drink driving is a slap-on-the-wrist transgression. For all the ad talk of drink driving being “bloody stupid”, we sure as hell treat it as the adult equivalent of making out with your high school sweetheart behind the gym against school rules. One or two hour detention and then you’re off on your merry way (with an inconsequential good behaviour bond issued five months later).

You seem to be confusing being detained by police, with punishment by the court. Being arrested is not meant to be the punishment for the offence; there are a number of criteria for arresting someone – punishment is not one of those criteria.

When a drink driver fronts up to court in a nice suit, a fistful of character references, a bit of a sob story and previously clean record, the Magistrates are sucked right in. There are people who blow over twice the limit and are given non-conviction orders, which -in my opinion- is a disgrace.

Don’t even get me started on the soft sentences for repeat offenders.

bundah 11:11 pm 07 May 13

incredulousandridiculous said :

Tooks said :

bundah said :

Tooks said :

bundah said :

p1 said :

What a complete retard.

What’s even more retarded is that they don’t detain them until they’re under the limit!

Well that would be illegal of course, but even if they were allowed to, do you really want police tied up babysitting idiots until they blow 0.00?

Well he was taken to the Watch House after they arrested him the second time so why not do that after the initial arrest to absolutely ensure that there is no opportunity of further stupidity.Besides could you imagine a scenario where upon releasing the idiot who is still well over the limit and he runs into an innocent person killing them in the process? Imagine the public outcry.

Because they couldn’t arrest him the first time as they had no grounds. When you blow over on the roadside, you are detained for the purpose of breath analysis (arrested in effect, but not really). Once the test is complete, the person is generally free to go unless there are grounds for arrest (confused?).

He was arrested on the second occasion for repetition of the offence. Also, most people who are done for PCA, aren’t drunk per se, so their release isn’t an issue. Given no drink driver – to my knowledge anyway – has ever died immediately after being released from custody, it’s probably not something to lose sleep over.

Yeah, but how many times is a drink driver released, only to go out and get someone killed several days, weeks or months later? The problem in releasing people several hours later is they get the distinct impression, often psychologically and unconsciously, that drink driving is a slap-on-the-wrist transgression. For all the ad talk of drink driving being “bloody stupid”, we sure as hell treat it as the adult equivalent of making out with your high school sweetheart behind the gym against school rules. One or two hour detention and then you’re off on your merry way (with an inconsequential good behaviour bond issued five months later).

Exactly and when one sees them walking out of the courthouse with a grin from ear to ear after they’ve been given yet another slap on the wrist for the umpteenth time then you know the judiciary is not just an absolute joke but imo culpable.

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