Two men on provisional licence holders will be summonsed to court after police caught them drink driving in separate incidents in Belconnen overnight.
Around 11.20pm last night (Wednesday, June 22), police attended a licensed premises in Cohen Street, Belconnen, following reports of three men refusing to leave. Upon arrival, police saw a Holden utility leaving the car park with three men inside. Police attempted to stop the vehicle and commenced a short pursuit through the Belconnen town centre.
The vehicle stopped at the intersection of Cameron Avenue and Chandler Street, where the 25-year-old male driver from Aranda ran from the vehicle. He was apprehended a short distance away from the car and underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result.
The man was taken back to Belconnen Police Station where he recorded an alcohol content of 0.154. His licence was immediately suspended as he was restricted to a limit of 0.00.
All three men were issued with Criminal Infringement Notices for failing to leave a licensed premises when directed, a fine of $440 each.
In a separate incident around 1.40am today (Thursday, June 23), a Belconnen patrol intercepted a Holden Astra on Eastern Valley Way in Bruce after the driver allegedly failed to stop at a red light. The 22-year-old man from Sydney returned a positive roadside screening test,and was taken to Belconnen Police Station for a breath analysis.
The man was found to have an alcohol content of 0.142. He was also restricted to a limit of 0.00. His licence was immediately suspended.
Both drivers will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.