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Isaacs woman busted twice for drink driving in one night

By Canfan 20 July 2015 17

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The ACT Policing Mobile Traffic Operations Team apprehended a drink-driver twice within one hour early Sunday morning (19 July 2015).

A 43-year-old Isaacs woman was stopped at about 1:00am on Coranderrk Street in Canberra City, after police observed a silver Peugeot swerving on the road. Police conducted a breath analysis which returned a result of 0.126 which is over twice the legal limit for a normal licensed driver. The driver’s license was seized and was issued an Immediate Suspension Notice.

At about 2:30am police observed the same silver Peugeot driving on London Circuit. Police stopped the vehicle and the same 43-year-old Isaacs woman was found to be the driver. Police conducted another breath analysis which returned a result of 0.106.

The woman was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House, was bailed and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date where she will face two charges of drink-driving and one charge of driving with a suspended license.

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Tooks 10:21 am 24 Jul 15

rubaiyat said :

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

Tooks said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

It’s really not difficult to understand. They have no legislative power to confiscate keys. End of story.

What about the legislative power to detain someone for their own protection and in cases like this, the protection of the public?

That relates to intoxication. Nowhere does it state she was intoxicated. To use I&P detention powers, a person would generally be blind drunk to the point they literally can’t protect themselves from harm (eg. stumbling out into traffic, passing out in the street etc). Remember, a breath analysis doesn’t tell you if a person is intoxicated. I’ve seen people blow well over what this lady blew and they appeared normal (normal speech, completely steady on feet, lucid etc).

And driving when told by the police not to.

Huh??

rubaiyat 10:08 am 24 Jul 15

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

Tooks said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

It’s really not difficult to understand. They have no legislative power to confiscate keys. End of story.

What about the legislative power to detain someone for their own protection and in cases like this, the protection of the public?

That relates to intoxication. Nowhere does it state she was intoxicated. To use I&P detention powers, a person would generally be blind drunk to the point they literally can’t protect themselves from harm (eg. stumbling out into traffic, passing out in the street etc). Remember, a breath analysis doesn’t tell you if a person is intoxicated. I’ve seen people blow well over what this lady blew and they appeared normal (normal speech, completely steady on feet, lucid etc).

And driving when told by the police not to.

Tooks 9:32 am 24 Jul 15

Pork Hunt said :

Tooks said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

It’s really not difficult to understand. They have no legislative power to confiscate keys. End of story.

What about the legislative power to detain someone for their own protection and in cases like this, the protection of the public?

That relates to intoxication. Nowhere does it state she was intoxicated. To use I&P detention powers, a person would generally be blind drunk to the point they literally can’t protect themselves from harm (eg. stumbling out into traffic, passing out in the street etc). Remember, a breath analysis doesn’t tell you if a person is intoxicated. I’ve seen people blow well over what this lady blew and they appeared normal (normal speech, completely steady on feet, lucid etc).

Pork Hunt 8:23 pm 22 Jul 15

Tooks said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

It’s really not difficult to understand. They have no legislative power to confiscate keys. End of story.

What about the legislative power to detain someone for their own protection and in cases like this, the protection of the public?

Antagonist 4:44 pm 22 Jul 15

tim_c said :

Antagonist said :

Evilomlap said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

They use their judgement. On a Saturday night in the city they probably had better things to do than maintain surveillance on a middle aged lady to make sure she didn’t try to drive again, and in their defense the chances of anyone doing so ON THE SAME NIGHT after being busted are very low. Thankfully they got the moron the second time around. I’d say they deserve a thank you for that.

You would be surprised at how often morons do choose to drive again on the same night, and at how often people are caught. I know some of them. If the police had the resources available to them, the cops would bust a heap more people doing it too. Has anyone mentioned those morons who drive themselves home from court after having their licences suspended/cancelled yet?

Well who’d have thought? Obviously they have a blatant disregard for the law, which is why they get fined and/or suspended, so why would anyone expect them to suddenly stop disregarding the laws just because their licence is suspended?

At least with a keyboard you only have to punch the information in once. Some people, on the other hand …

tim_c 3:01 pm 22 Jul 15

Antagonist said :

Evilomlap said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

They use their judgement. On a Saturday night in the city they probably had better things to do than maintain surveillance on a middle aged lady to make sure she didn’t try to drive again, and in their defense the chances of anyone doing so ON THE SAME NIGHT after being busted are very low. Thankfully they got the moron the second time around. I’d say they deserve a thank you for that.

You would be surprised at how often morons do choose to drive again on the same night, and at how often people are caught. I know some of them. If the police had the resources available to them, the cops would bust a heap more people doing it too. Has anyone mentioned those morons who drive themselves home from court after having their licences suspended/cancelled yet?

Well who’d have thought? Obviously they have a blatant disregard for the law, which is why they get fined and/or suspended, so why would anyone expect them to suddenly stop disregarding the laws just because their licence is suspended?

dungfungus 2:50 pm 22 Jul 15

rubaiyat said :

dungfungus said :

At least she stopped drinking between the first booking and the second.
That will get her points when she fronts up in Court.
I can hear the defence barrister now:
“Your Honour, my client made a personal pledge after the first offence to stop drinking and evidence before the Court proves that. I demand a lenient sentence”.

Thank God she wasn’t ¡Fare Evading!, and instead was driving around in a drunken stupor in the middle of the City!

I have no idea what you are alluding to as evading can’t be done on a “one entry/one exit” Action bus.
But it is very common on today’s “modern” trams that have all doors opening.

Antagonist 1:41 pm 22 Jul 15

Evilomlap said :

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

They use their judgement. On a Saturday night in the city they probably had better things to do than maintain surveillance on a middle aged lady to make sure she didn’t try to drive again, and in their defense the chances of anyone doing so ON THE SAME NIGHT after being busted are very low. Thankfully they got the moron the second time around. I’d say they deserve a thank you for that.

You would be surprised at how often morons do choose to drive again on the same night, and at how often people are caught. I know some of them. If the police had the resources available to them, the cops would bust a heap more people doing it too. Has anyone mentioned those morons who drive themselves home from court after having their licences suspended/cancelled yet?

Tooks 12:43 pm 22 Jul 15

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

It’s really not difficult to understand. They have no legislative power to confiscate keys. End of story.

rubaiyat 10:11 pm 21 Jul 15

dungfungus said :

At least she stopped drinking between the first booking and the second.
That will get her points when she fronts up in Court.
I can hear the defence barrister now:
“Your Honour, my client made a personal pledge after the first offence to stop drinking and evidence before the Court proves that. I demand a lenient sentence”.

Thank God she wasn’t ¡Fare Evading!, and instead was driving around in a drunken stupor in the middle of the City!

dungfungus 6:36 pm 21 Jul 15

At least she stopped drinking between the first booking and the second.
That will get her points when she fronts up in Court.
I can hear the defence barrister now:
“Your Honour, my client made a personal pledge after the first offence to stop drinking and evidence before the Court proves that. I demand a lenient sentence”.

No_Nose 6:15 pm 21 Jul 15

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

Well I don’t know about you, but my car has at least three sets of spare keys.

Evilomlap 5:37 pm 21 Jul 15

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

They use their judgement. On a Saturday night in the city they probably had better things to do than maintain surveillance on a middle aged lady to make sure she didn’t try to drive again, and in their defense the chances of anyone doing so ON THE SAME NIGHT after being busted are very low. Thankfully they got the moron the second time around. I’d say they deserve a thank you for that.

Antagonist 2:31 pm 21 Jul 15

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

I went low-range a very long time ago. The coppers kept my car and my keys and told me to come back for them the next morning. I guess things are different now.

GardeningGirl 10:10 pm 20 Jul 15

Sandman said :

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

+1

Sandman 8:19 pm 20 Jul 15

I don’t understand why they let these people keep their keys when pulled over the first time. Their licence has been taken off them so they need someone else to drive the car home anyway. Surely that other person can pick up the keys from the nearest cop shop.

rubaiyat 6:23 pm 20 Jul 15

But, but but, she NEEDED to drive!

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