Learner driver caught over the limit twice in two hours

David Murtagh 29 September 2020
Police car in traffic

Police have apprehended a motorcyclist twice in the same day for riding over the limit. Photo: File.

A learner motorcyclist has been caught riding while intoxicated twice in two hours by ACT Policing.

At about 3:40 pm on Sunday (27 September), police observed the 28-year-old learner motorcyclist riding on Belconnen Way with a pillion passenger. The passenger was not wearing a helmet.

The man returned a positive roadside breath test and a subsequent breath analysis at Belconnen Police Station returned a result of 0.114.

The legal limit for a learner licence holder is 0.00.

The rider’s licence was suspended. ACT Policing released him from custody to appear in Court at a later date.

Less than two hours later, at about 5:15 pm, police observed the same motorcyclist proceed through a red light in Belconnen.

The man again returned a positive roadside breath test. This time the reading was 0.117.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on 8 October on charges including two counts of drink driving, riding while licence suspended and riding through a red light.

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