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Sunday night DUI

By johnboy - 28 May 2013 10

ACT Policing apprehended three drink-drivers following mobile Random Breath Testing on Canberra’s streets on Sunday night (May 26).

At 6.35pm police conducted a traffic stop on a 55-year-old male P-Plate driver from Narrabundah, who returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.082 on Kootara Crescent, Narrabundah. The driver had five previous drink-driving offences.

Around 8.25pm police conducted a traffic stop on a 55-year-old Holder man who returned an AC reading of 0.132 on Mulley Crescent, Holder.

Around 9.20pm police conducted a traffic stop on a 39-year-old Calwell man who returned an AC reading of 0.249 on Hindmarsh Drive, Waramanga.

All three drink-drivers had their licences immediately suspended and will be summonsed to face court at a later date.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said it is alarming that some drivers are not getting the message and are continuing to ignore the law.

“It’s quite frightening to think there are people within our community who are willing to gamble with the lives of other road users when they get behind the wheel,” Superintendent Flower said.

“If you drink and drive on our roads you will be caught and you will be prosecuted.”

As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing will be actively targeting drink and drug-affected drivers during June 2013.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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10 Responses to
Sunday night DUI
r1 9:15 pm 30 May 13

Just a rev up about the P plate night time curfew idea and how people froth at the mouth about young people . Whatever my bad

p1 1:03 pm 29 May 13

Solidarity said :

Pfffft, there were far more drunk teenage drivers in the 70’s/80’s anyway.

Some of them are now 55 and up to their fifth DUI….

Solidarity 10:13 am 29 May 13

Pfffft, there were far more drunk teenage drivers in the 70’s/80’s anyway.

tim_c 9:59 am 29 May 13

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said it is alarming that some drivers are not getting the message and are continuing to ignore the law.

Clearly there is insufficient disincentive, particularly for the first guy who “had five previous drink-driving offences“.

dodgycamel 8:46 am 29 May 13

r1 said :

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

Yes. Teenage P plate scum….

Ghettosmurf87 8:37 am 29 May 13

r1 said :

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

I hope that was an attempt at sarcasm and not a failure to note that the P-Plate driver was 55?

Special G 8:20 am 29 May 13

r1 said :

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

While I agree with taking peoples cars for drink driving offences – similar to the ‘hoon’ laws for burnouts and street racing, you might like to re-read the OP.

55years old (P plater), 55 years old and 39 years old. All people who should know better and readings which would have most people legless.

Pork Hunt 5:58 am 29 May 13

r1 said :

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

And you need your reading and comprehension skills handed to you…

Postalgeek 12:11 am 29 May 13

r1 said :

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

The P plater was 55 years old and was done at 6.35 PM. Want to try that rant again?

r1 7:57 pm 28 May 13

Crush their cars , and crush their licences too , teenage P plate scum shouldn’t even be driving at nightime anyway ! This generation needs their ass handed to them!

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