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Macgregor man blows .236, once they catch him

By johnboy - 24 January 2012 14

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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Macgregor man blows .236, once they catch him
harvyk1 4:20 pm 25 Jan 12

If someone knowingly* gets behind the wheel whilst drunk, you should be treated the same as had you pulled a deadly weapon out in the middle of the city. There can be no excuse, and the result can be exactly the same has had you pulled out a deadly weapon in the middle of the city.

In fact better solution, get caught for high range drink driving, automatic on the spot amputation of arms and legs. Lets face it, we’re only speeding up the inevitable, and without arms \ legs good luck getting behind the wheel again.

* By knowingly I mean if you are 0.236, you would know that your not ok to drive, a driver of 0.051 for example, whilst over, there could be a part of you that thought you where under.

p1 3:07 pm 25 Jan 12

shauno said :

Its Tony Abbott’s fault

Of Mr Rabbot was PM, he would have the Navy turn back the drunks.

shauno 2:27 pm 25 Jan 12

Its Tony Abbott’s fault

NoImRight 1:17 pm 25 Jan 12

LSWCHP said :

I’ll also add that the drunken arsehat who swept through my family like a hurricane might as well have killed my cousin, who was a single mum. Her mum and her daughter were both torn into little pieces one night on a country road, and her dad died a few days later in hospital, so what’s left for her to live for? How do you get through life with that in your mind every day?

And her brother lost his mum and dad and niece also. My elderly mother cried at her sisters funeral and I couldn’t be there because I was working overseas. My uncles’s family lost a son and brother. It goes on and on.

The pain and the bloody anger at these events reverberates through multiple generations of many families. Dozens, if not hundreds of people are affected, and none of it is good.

Don’t drink and drive. If you do, and if there is a Hell, that’s where you’ll go.

I dont know how long ago that was but I imagine its like yesterday for all of you. Its a pity those that make the decsion to drive cant be made aware of how this can affect innocent people forever.

The_TaxMan 1:07 pm 25 Jan 12

Zeital said :

Jethro said :

Ignition locks on their cars that can only be unlocked with a 0.0 breath test.

good in theory, but what happens when they get in a mates car?

If the offending twat borrows a mates car ‘knowingly’ in other words he didn’t knick it then the owner of that car could be also be charged. As time goes on new safety items are added to cars, Airbags, ABS etc I see no real reason why all news cars cannot be built with that technology as standard. the only issue of course is if the sample taken in the car returns a false-positive.

Jethro 12:43 pm 25 Jan 12

Zeital said :

Jethro said :

Ignition locks on their cars that can only be unlocked with a 0.0 breath test.

good in theory, but what happens when they get in a mates car?

Then the mate who enabled them (either through lending them their car or by blowing into the bag for them) is equally as liable for their drink driving offense and any consequences of it, such as a killed motorist.

As I said, why can’t we at least trial this option?

Zeital 12:35 pm 25 Jan 12

Jethro said :

Ignition locks on their cars that can only be unlocked with a 0.0 breath test.

good in theory, but what happens when they get in a mates car?

Jethro 6:22 am 25 Jan 12

I keep saying it and don’t understand why it doesn’t happen.

Ignition locks on their cars that can only be unlocked with a 0.0 breath test.

The technology is there I have no idea why we don’t at least trial it. These recidivists obviously have serious drinking problems and are unable to stop themselves drinking. At the least we can put a tangible barrier that might stop them driving.

LSWCHP 12:06 am 25 Jan 12

I’ll also add that the drunken arsehat who swept through my family like a hurricane might as well have killed my cousin, who was a single mum. Her mum and her daughter were both torn into little pieces one night on a country road, and her dad died a few days later in hospital, so what’s left for her to live for? How do you get through life with that in your mind every day?

And her brother lost his mum and dad and niece also. My elderly mother cried at her sisters funeral and I couldn’t be there because I was working overseas. My uncles’s family lost a son and brother. It goes on and on.

The pain and the bloody anger at these events reverberates through multiple generations of many families. Dozens, if not hundreds of people are affected, and none of it is good.

Don’t drink and drive. If you do, and if there is a Hell, that’s where you’ll go.

LSWCHP 10:12 pm 24 Jan 12

Three members of my extended family (uncle, aunt, and the daughter of my cousin) were killed by a drunk driver a few years ago.

Anyone can make a mistake. But recidivist scofflaw drunk drivers? I’d shoot them.

Deref 9:36 pm 24 Jan 12

I foresee some stern finger wagging before these miscreants are let out to resume their drunken motoring adventures!

Alderney 8:53 pm 24 Jan 12

Jethro said :

“a collision involving a car and a set of traffic lights”

Probably the traffic lights’ fault. Those things can jump out at you.

I’m glad to read the lights stuck around though.

What is it with the repeat drink drivers? I’m going to jump on the car crushing bandwagon for repeat offenders and those that low positive and are unlicensed. If the car belongs to someone else it should be impounded and the owner given a stern talking to. If they lend the car to the same person again they deserve to lose it.

Jethro 7:10 pm 24 Jan 12

“a collision involving a car and a set of traffic lights”

Probably the traffic lights’ fault. Those things can jump out at you.

dvaey 6:36 pm 24 Jan 12

Mazda E200 Van?

Well, I guess this is the police media mob we’re talking about…

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