Man caught DUI ten times over the limit

Thumper 15 January 2008 40

When I first heard this on the news I thought to myself, ‘ten times, he must be dead’. Then I heard that he was a P plater, thus the legal limit is 0.02, which is actually quite a piddling little reading.

And being a P plater I naturally assumed it was some randon young bloke.

However this idiot was 38 years old and was observed in his silver Toyota Starlet swerving across a street in Canberra’s inner south.

Police allege his breath test reading was 0.217.

Welcome to life without a licence for the next couple of years.

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40 Responses to Man caught DUI ten times over the limit
hingo_VRCalaisV6 hingo_VRCalaisV6 9:27 am 15 Jan 08

It wasn’t the fact that he was swerving that made it look suspicious, its the fact that a grown man was driving a Toyota Starlet.

smack smack 9:31 am 15 Jan 08

He wasnt a ‘P’ plater (meaning provisional) he held a probationary driver’s licence. Generally a probationary licence is given by the court. So this may not be his first time drink driving or he has been in trouble for other driving matters.

.217 is not a piddling reading! Who you get in the car if you knew the driver was .217?

smack smack 9:32 am 15 Jan 08

should read “would you”

Thumper Thumper 9:37 am 15 Jan 08

Ah, smack.

I said that 0.02 is piddling.

0.217 is idiotic, which is what I wrote.

Whatever, hope he’s gone for a long time.

Thumper Thumper 9:39 am 15 Jan 08

A CANBERRA P-plate driver has been charged with drink-driving at more than 10 times the legal limit.

I guess I can only report what I read.

So maybe you should also read?

fnaah fnaah 10:26 am 15 Jan 08


1. Not all idiots are young
2. Not all the young are idiots


Thumper Thumper 10:29 am 15 Jan 08

But all drink drivers are…

so your point is?

fnaah fnaah 10:32 am 15 Jan 08

I agree that drink drivers are idiots.

I only made my point a

fnaah fnaah 10:35 am 15 Jan 08

… doh.

I only made my point as a corollary to the implication made when you stated “… naturally assumed it was some random young bloke, however this idiot was 38”.

To me, that sounds like you assume either that all young people are *expected* to be idiots, or that all old people are expected not to be, as you were suprised by hte idiotic behaviour of a 38-year-old.

… or perhaps I’m just being overly pedantic today. 😉

fnaah fnaah 10:36 am 15 Jan 08

er… that should be “counterpoint”, not “corollary”.

Yes, my inner pedant is definitely awake!

Thumper Thumper 10:38 am 15 Jan 08

No, I heard ‘P-plate’ and expected it to be a young bloke.

See here

And being a P plater I naturally assumed it was some randon young bloke

Rather self explanatory i would have thought.

Thumper Thumper 10:41 am 15 Jan 08

Should I add that most P-platers are generally youngsters.

Cheers 🙂

fnaah fnaah 10:43 am 15 Jan 08

Ah, touché. My mistake.

Thumper Thumper 10:48 am 15 Jan 08

I probably could have written it a little better…

fnaah fnaah 10:57 am 15 Jan 08

Yeah, and I could have read it better. 😉

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 11:05 am 15 Jan 08

Get a room, you two.

Mælinar Mælinar 11:10 am 15 Jan 08

I hate that system. Point anything is still less than 1, which is a reasonably universal mathematical marker that means you have gone from nothing to something. Even .2 seems to read that you’ve got a further .8 to go…

caf caf 11:22 am 15 Jan 08

It’s the percentage of your bloodstream that’s alcohol, Maelinar.

GnT GnT 11:23 am 15 Jan 08

And point anything is not nothing, it’s just a fraction of 1 (percent, in this case).

p1 p1 1:43 pm 15 Jan 08

While I see the discussion above about the difference in between “P” plates and a “provisional” licence the is give by the courts, I would like to promote some thread drift….

What about different plates for different people? Since I can only assume the purpose of “L” & “P” plates is to warn the public about different levels of driving skill of the person behind the wheel, I propose thus –

“G” plates – For old people
“D” plates – For Dickheads (or DUI’s)

and so on, depending which sector of the driving demographic has cut you off that day…

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