A 32-year-old Macgregor man has been caught more than four times over the limit at the weekend.
About 11.55 pm on Saturday January 21, police responded to a collision involving a car and a set of traffic lights at the intersection of Southern Cross and Kingsford Smith Drive in Scullin. The car fled the scene prior to police arrival.
A short time later police located a 1995 white Mazda E200 van in a car park in Hardwick Crescent, Holt matching the description of the car involved in the collision.
The driver underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive reading. He was taken to the Belconnen Police Station where he recorded 0.236. He was given an Immediate Suspension Notice and surrendered his drivers licence immediately.
Between Monday, January 16 and Monday, January 23, 34 people have been caught drink driving — 19 out of the 34 were on 0.00 special licences. The highest reading for a 0.00 licence holder was 0.199.
A 31-year-old Scullin man with two previous convictions recorded 0.201 on Friday about 12.15 am on Cohen Street in Belconnen. He was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
A man with five previous convictions and restricted to a 0.00 licence was caught drink driving with an alcohol content of 0.157 about 9.50 pm on Thursday, January 19 on Rae Street in Belconnen. He will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court next month.
ACT Policing would like to remind the public that double demerits will be in place from 12.01 am on Wednesday, January 25, to midnight on Sunday, January 29.
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