25 September 2020

Monash man too drunk to drive out of a carpark

| Kim Treasure
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Wanniassa Oval

Three police vehicles attended the accident at Wanniassa Oval last night. Photo: Region Media.

A 52-year-old Monash man was allegedly so drunk he couldn’t make it out of a Wanniassa car park last night.

At around 8:20 pm yesterday (24 September), police were called to reports of a crash involving a ute and a parked vehicle at Wanniassa Oval.

The driver of the ute was attempting to reverse out of the car park when he hit the other vehicle and was subsequently stopped by members of the public who contacted police.

The man was taken into custody and undertook a breath test at the Tuggeranong Police Station where he allegedly recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.224, four and a half times the legal limit.

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Detective Inspector Road Policing Marcus Boorman said drivers needed to plan ahead and organise a safe ride home if they were going to consume alcohol.

“You don’t even have to be on the road to see the immediate consequences of drink driving,” Detective Inspector Boorman said.

“Fortunately, in this instance, no one was injured but it is not hard to imagine the horrific consequences if this collision had happened on the road at full speed.

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“Our message could not be clearer – if you are going to consume alcohol just don’t take the risk, don’t drive.”

The man’s licence was suspended and he was to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today.

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He is an idiot. But *if* he was with friends prior to the incident why they let him drive?
And these police media releases are not very useful if they do not contain the sanction that was issued by the courts.

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