12 June 2018

Learner driver crashes into mailbox while drunk and unsupervised

| Lachlan Roberts
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A learner driver has been caught unsupervised behind the wheel and with an alcohol reading three times over the legal full-licence limit after crashing into a mailbox in Casey on the weekend.

ACT Policing charged a 23-year-old woman with drink driving and driving unaccompanied, following the crash on Sunday 10 June.

ACT Police responded to report of a car crashing into the mailbox and front steps of a residence on Overall Avenue, Casey around 1:20 am.

The driver returned a positive roadside breath test and was taken to Gungahlin Police Station for breath analysis and returned a result of 0.147 – the legal limit for full-licence holders is 0.05.

The unaccompanied driver held a learner licence, which is subject to zero blood-alcohol-content when behind the wheel.

The 23-year-old woman will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Police remind Canberrans that all learner and provisional drivers must have a zero blood-alcohol-content when behind the wheel, and learner drivers must be accompanied by a full-licence holder in the front passenger seat.

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