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Shooting for DUI number 9!

By johnboy - 17 October 2011 28

A 49-year-old Latham man has been arrested and charged with drink driving offences after being stopped by police in Holt around 10.15pm last night (Sunday, October 16).

Police were conducting a mobile patrol along Hardwick Crescent, Holt, when a grey Ford Laser was observed to quickly enter the car park of the West Belconnen Leagues Club, which raised the suspicion of the officers.

The officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who then undertook a roadside breath analysis, which resulted in a positive alcohol reading.

The Latham man was conveyed to the Belconnen Police Station where he returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.132 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of exhaled breath.

During the testing, police discovered that the man has eight previous drink driving convictions, and was also disqualified by the ACT Magistrates Court from driving.

The man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House and is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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28 Responses to
Shooting for DUI number 9!
ex-vectis 2:40 pm 19 Oct 11

While we have Judges who blur the line with DUI, drink driving will never be taken seriously.

Anyone remember the case of the Sydney woman in August 2010 who was let of by Judge Brian Maloney? Obviously Mr Maloney doesnt think DUI is as dangerous as we are led to believe as why not just chance it and have a few for the road….

Solidarity 2:28 pm 19 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

Solidarity said :

Yeah! Lets crush a car worth $500. That’ll show him.

Cant drive a metal cube

Technically he isn’t allowed to drive a car on public roads at the moment anyway, sure stopped him.

Mysteryman 2:20 pm 19 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

Solidarity said :

Yeah! Lets crush a car worth $500. That’ll show him.

Cant drive a metal cube

Here are your messages: “You have 30 minutes to move your car,” “You have 10 minutes,” “Your car has been impounded,” “Your car has been crushed into a cube,” “You have 30 minutes to move your cube.”

Henry82 2:14 pm 19 Oct 11

Solidarity said :

Yeah! Lets crush a car worth $500. That’ll show him.

Cant drive a metal cube

Solidarity 1:51 pm 19 Oct 11

Yeah! Lets crush a car worth $500. That’ll show him.

essfer 1:17 pm 19 Oct 11

Special G said :

Crush his car and make it an offence to own one. Also fine people who lend cars to disqualified, unlicenced drunk drivers.

+1,000,000

Special G 9:05 pm 17 Oct 11

Crush his car and make it an offence to own one. Also fine people who lend cars to disqualified, unlicenced drunk drivers.

milkman 8:02 pm 17 Oct 11

what_the said :

FFS, governments bang on about how 5ks over is a killer etc but allow f-wits like this guy back on the road to kill whoever he pleases.

How on earth can they keep getting revenue out of him if he doesn’t keep driving?

Thumper 7:16 pm 17 Oct 11

what_the said :

FFS, governments bang on about how 5ks over is a killer etc but allow f-wits like this guy back on the road to kill whoever he pleases.

Yep. Simple, but excellent point.

Brianna 7:09 pm 17 Oct 11

Time for repeat offenders like this to be hit where it really hurts. Give them a gaol sentence and a massive fine which is to be paid by garnishing wages and/or Centrelink payments for however long it takes to pay the fine. I’m sick of these oxygen thieving scumbags being on the road and being a threat to myself, my family and friends. Lock ’em up.

what_the 5:06 pm 17 Oct 11

FFS, governments bang on about how 5ks over is a killer etc but allow f-wits like this guy back on the road to kill whoever he pleases.

LSWCHP 4:36 pm 17 Oct 11

And we all have to remember these are just the 8 times he’s been caught and convicted. I would imagine that this arsehat is almost always intoxicated while behind the wheel.

Can anyone explain why custodial sentences aren’t imposed on recidivist drink drivers in the ACT? There must be a reason, but I can’t figure it out.

Postalgeek 3:31 pm 17 Oct 11

So when the f*&k are we going to start amputating the legs of the slow learners so they can’t reach the pedals?

If they want to be legless, make it permanent.

dpm 2:23 pm 17 Oct 11

essfer said :

…. Will anyone nut up and throw him in the clink before he kills someone?

Nope, he’s under the safe umbrella of the ACT legal system…..

essfer 10:26 am 17 Oct 11

So at what point does the court impose a term out at The Alexander? Obviously the penalties imposed the previous 8 times, including disqualification from driving, are not a deterrent for this bloke. Will anyone nut up and throw him in the clink before he kills someone?

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