A 37-year-old Wamboin (NSW) man is expected to be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court after being caught drink driving for the ninth time.
Around 11.50pm last Saturday (July 23), the man was caught speeding in his Holden Caprice at 98km/h along Hindmarsh Drive, an 80km/h zone. The man undertook a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.
The man was taken to Woden Police Station, where he returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.136. As a disqualified driver, he is subject to a zero blood alcohol level.
Last week (July 17-24), ACT Policing caught a total of 32 drink-drivers, 11 of whom were repeat offenders. Eight of the drivers were holders of restricted licences, which carry a zero blood alcohol requirement.
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Sergeant Jeff Knight, Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations said it was disappointing to see that people are continuing to drink and drive, putting other road user’s lives at risk.
“We know that alcohol impairs one’s ability to drive safely, and for so many drivers to continue drink driving despite being previously caught is appalling,” Sergeant Knight said.