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Police follow trail of fluids to drunk (easily offended and vehicularly homicidal) P-plater’s door

By johnboy - 16 June 2012 13

ACT Policing have apprehended a high range drink driver in Gungahlin last night and a hit and run driver in Macquarie early this morning.

About 10.55pm, Friday 15 June, a vehicle was stopped on Hibberson Street after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt.

The 51-year-old man returned a positive screen test; he was conveyed to the Gungahlin Police Station where he returned a positive blood alcohol result of 0.331, more than six times the legal limit for a holder of a full driver’s license. The vehicle had also been unregistered since March 2010.

His license was immediately suspended and he has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on charges of Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Breath, Use Unregistered Vehicle and Use Uninsured Vehicle.

About 3.43am, Saturday 16 June, Belconnen patrol members attended a report of two males struck by a car on Belconnen Way, Macquarie.

The two men aged 34 and 36 were treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance, one for a badly broken leg, the other for a broken arm and both for minor injuries.

The men were being driven home by a 31-year-old woman, who stopped the car and kicked them out on Belconnen Way after one of the men made a derogatory remark towards her.

It appears she then deliberately drove off the roadway, striking both males before continuing into a small tree and driving away from the scene.

Several parts from the front of the vehicle were found at the scene. Police followed a trail of vehicle fluids from the scene to the home of the offender where damage to the vehicle was consistent with the incident and the debris left behind.

After returning a positive screen test, the driver was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where she returned a positive blood alcohol result of 0.043, twice the legal limit for a provisional driver. The vehicle was also unregistered.

The driver was summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court for Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Breath, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle and multiple assault charges (pending results of the victim’s medical examinations).

ACT Policing would like to remind motorists not to drink and drive and that drink driving is the focus of the road safety campaign for the month of June.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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13 Responses to
Police follow trail of fluids to drunk (easily offended and vehicularly homicidal) P-plater’s door
DrKoresh 11:15 am 17 Jun 12

M0les said :

Don’t know if 0.043 counts as “drunk” (But yes, illegal for a P-plater). If so, would transitioning to a full license stop one being drunk at <0.05?

Which makes her reaction all the more crazy! 😐 I hope she gets jail time for this, it sounds pretty much like attempted murder.

Antagonist 10:10 am 17 Jun 12

A_Cog said :

Heroic fail by the lady driver. Can’t wait to read the court decision about what the bloke said to set her off.

+1. Also looking forward to finding out if PMS is a valid legal reason to act like a homicidal maniac … or if PMS is covered by her insurance.

Deckard 7:10 pm 16 Jun 12

bobdown said :

bundah said :

My what an impressive reading 0.331… most people would be comatosed let alone behind the wheel.It really is time for the legislators to force car manufacturers to introduce blow before you can drive technology in all new cars!

Crush the car, then he wont drive an unregistered car again!!

He? She? What if it was her mums car?

bobdown 5:57 pm 16 Jun 12

bundah said :

My what an impressive reading 0.331… most people would be comatosed let alone behind the wheel.It really is time for the legislators to force car manufacturers to introduce blow before you can drive technology in all new cars!

Crush the car, then he wont drive an unregistered car again!!

bundah 2:50 pm 16 Jun 12

KeenGolfer said :

bundah said :

buzz819 said :

Twice the legal limit for a P plater? They have a limit of 0.00 don’t they??

I believe it’s 0.02 in the ACT.

Incorrect. All special drivers, which includes p platers, have 0.00 limit. It changed from 0.02 to 0.00 in May 2011.

Thanks for clearing that up.So therefore the statement that her reading of 0.043 was twice the legal limit for a p plater is a nonsense!

p1 2:37 pm 16 Jun 12

“… Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Breath…”

Is this a new wording of the charge, I don’t recall hearing it worded like that before?

Very Busy 1:59 pm 16 Jun 12

KeenGolfer said :

All special drivers, which includes p platers, have 0.00 limit. It changed from 0.02 to 0.00 in May 2011.

….and something that is not commonly known; not only is an “L” plate driver subject to a 0.00 blood alcohol limit, but his/her licensed driver in the front passenger seat is also subject to a 0.00 blood alcohol limit.

KeenGolfer 12:36 pm 16 Jun 12

bundah said :

buzz819 said :

Twice the legal limit for a P plater? They have a limit of 0.00 don’t they??

I believe it’s 0.02 in the ACT.

Incorrect. All special drivers, which includes p platers, have 0.00 limit. It changed from 0.02 to 0.00 in May 2011.

bundah 12:02 pm 16 Jun 12

buzz819 said :

Twice the legal limit for a P plater? They have a limit of 0.00 don’t they??

I believe it’s 0.02 in the ACT.

M0les 11:52 am 16 Jun 12

Don’t know if 0.043 counts as “drunk” (But yes, illegal for a P-plater). If so, would transitioning to a full license stop one being drunk at <0.05?

A_Cog 11:45 am 16 Jun 12

Heroic fail by the lady driver. Can’t wait to read the court decision about what the bloke said to set her off.

bundah 11:37 am 16 Jun 12

My what an impressive reading 0.331… most people would be comatosed let alone behind the wheel.It really is time for the legislators to force car manufacturers to introduce blow before you can drive technology in all new cars!

buzz819 11:01 am 16 Jun 12

Twice the legal limit for a P plater? They have a limit of 0.00 don’t they??

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