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Recidivist DUIs still not noticing

By johnboy - 27 October 2011 8

Ten of the 24 drink-drivers apprehended by ACT Policing during the week (ending October 24) were found to have a zero limit restriction on their licences.

In the period October 17-24, police found that two of the 0.0 licence-holders had three previous drink-driving convictions, and one had four previous drink-driving convictions.

A 52-year-old Braddon man recorded the highest reading of the week, returning a positive reading of 0.189. He was charged with drink-driving, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and unlicensed driver. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday 4 November.

Since July 1, ACT Policing has conducted more than 25,000 random breath tests, with 462 tests returning a positive roadside reading result. This is an average of one drink driver in every 60 drivers tested.

Of the 462 positive results since July 1, 162 were drivers with a zero limit restriction on their licence. Among those who have a zero alcohol restriction on their licence are learner drivers, heavy vehicle drivers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, provisional drivers and holders of international licences.

Police will continue to target drink-driving across Canberra.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Recidivist DUIs still not noticing
poetix 12:13 pm 28 Oct 11

p1 said :

krats said :

So Too Are Clowns And Politicians.

I find clowns a little scary.

Are you a Stephen King fan, perchance? His clown Pennywise wrecked the rest of the breed for me.
And look how King was hit by an idiot driver. As krats would say It’s All Coming Together…

p1 11:00 am 28 Oct 11

krats said :

So Too Are Clowns And Politicians.

I find clowns a little scary.

krats 10:36 am 28 Oct 11

p1 said :

krats said :

p1 said :

Any chance you could define the difference for us lay folk?

Link….

Soooo… DUI is “A person who drives, or attempts to drive, a vehicle while so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle…

Presumably, the Exceed PCA rule was brought in because someone who blew over 0.05 claimed that since they were able to exercise effective control of their vehicle they were not technically guilty of the DUI offence.

Laws (and lawyers) are funny creatures. 🙂

So Too Are Clowns And Politicians.

p1 10:27 am 28 Oct 11

krats said :

p1 said :

Any chance you could define the difference for us lay folk?

Link….

Soooo… DUI is “A person who drives, or attempts to drive, a vehicle while so much under the influence of alcohol or a drug as to be incapable of exercising effective control of the vehicle…

Presumably, the Exceed PCA rule was brought in because someone who blew over 0.05 claimed that since they were able to exercise effective control of their vehicle they were not technically guilty of the DUI offence.

Laws (and lawyers) are funny creatures. 🙂

krats 9:58 am 28 Oct 11
p1 7:49 am 28 Oct 11

ExFeds said :

There is a bit difference between DUI and exceed concentration of alcohol.,,,doubt these boys in blue ever use the test for DUI

Any chance you could define the difference for us lay folk?

ExFeds 7:30 am 28 Oct 11

There is a bit difference between DUI and exceed concentration of alcohol.,,,doubt these boys in blue ever use the test for DUI

LSWCHP 8:41 pm 27 Oct 11

I’ve been to a few websites where a common response to anything contentious is something like “Kill it – kill it with fire!”

Generally it seems pretty silly, but regarding drunk drivers, well, I think it seems appropriate and I might be up for it. I say this because there’s every chance that they may well kill me and my family with fire, glass or metal. Getting in first just seems like common sense.

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