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- ACT Policing yesterday (Sunday, September 6) arrested a 20-year-old male provisional driver for drink-driving after the Hyundai sedan he was driving veered off the road in Reid, through a front yard and struck a house.
The incident occurred around 5am in Corranderk St, Reid. An occupant of the house received minor injuries.
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The driver of the vehicle was later found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.15, or more than seven times his permitted BAC of 0.02. The Campbell man was arrested and bailed from the Regional Watch House. He will face court on a date to be fixed.
This incident was the second collision involving drink-drivers since Friday afternoon when around 4.20pm police attended an incident in Gordon where a Holden Vectra had collided with a light pole in Knoke Avenue.
The 53-year-old male driver from Gordon subsequently recorded a BAC of 0.248. Police will allege that the driver had collided with a parked car on his way into the Lanyon Market Place, purchased alcohol, driven from Lanyon then a short time later collided with the light pole on the median strip on Knoke Ave.
He will be summonsed to court on a date to be fixed.
The Officer in Charge of ACTP Traffic Operations, Sergeant Erin Pobar, said the reckless disregard shown by these drink-drivers for not just their own safety, but that of others, should be a concern for the entire community.
“These incidents clearly demonstrate how drink-drivers, through their thoughtlessness and irresponsibility, could easily maim or kill others. We would urge anyone who sees or suspects someone of drink-driving to report them to police on 131-444. That phone call to police could save someone’s life,” Sgt Pobar said.