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West Belco setting new standards for drink driving.

By johnboy - 31 March 2011 11

A mother with a blood-alcohol limit almost five times the legal limit and a male on his second alleged drink-driving offence were detected by ACT Policing yesterday (Wednesday, March 30).

The 47-year-old Charnwood mother was seen driving erratically by members from Tuggeranong Station on the Tuggeranong Parkway about 2:35pm.

Police unsuccessfully attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the Glenloch Interchange and a second patrol, from Belconnen Police Station, was called in to assist.

The woman was eventually pulled over almost two kilometres from where police activated their lights and sirens. She underwent breath analysis at Belconnen Police Station and returned a Blood-Alcohol Concentration (BAC) result of 0.247. The woman stated to police that she was on her way to collect her children from school.

In a second incident, a member of the public was concerned at a possibly intoxicated man about to drive a car and reported this to police.

A short time later police stopped a 60-year-old Holt man who returned a positive roadside screening and was taken to City Police Station where he returned a positive reading of 0.139.

This is particularly concerning as this incident occurred about 9.46am.

He was found to be driving on a suspended licence, having been issued an Immediate Suspension Notice by police for an alleged drink-driving offence earlier this month.

Both alleged offenders will be summonsed to court on drink-driving charges, with the male to also answer a charge of driving while licence suspended.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to
West Belco setting new standards for drink driving.
KaptnKaos 9:21 am 01 Apr 11

Would still like to see name and shame, same as back in the ’80s/90s where DUI cases were published in the CT with their blood alcohol level, licence suspension and fine and/or gaol term – not like the crap good behaviour rubbish handed out now.

georgesgenitals said :

It’s very sad how (probably justifiably) cynical many Canberrans are about the law.

Yep, no faith in the “system” at all.

georgesgenitals 6:12 am 01 Apr 11

It’s very sad how (probably justifiably) cynical many Canberrans are about the law.

GardeningGirl 11:45 pm 31 Mar 11

Tooks said :

EvanJames said :

The female will get a special licence so she can continue to drive her kids to and from school, this being essential for today’s children apparently. You wait, I bet a beer that she’ll plead the children thing and get one.

I doubt it, but having said that, it wouldn’t surprise me. Her licence is immediately suspended for 90 days. Wonder if she’ll keep driving anyway.

Why can’t her vehicle be confiscated as well? Oh yeah, inconvenience to other members of the household I suppose. It’s a shame the legal system can’t see that being the responsibility of the person who made the unwise choices.

LSWCHP 9:50 pm 31 Mar 11

Tooks said :

EvanJames said :

The female will get a special licence so she can continue to drive her kids to and from school, this being essential for today’s children apparently. You wait, I bet a beer that she’ll plead the children thing and get one.

I doubt it, but having said that, it wouldn’t surprise me. Her licence is immediately suspended for 90 days. Wonder if she’ll keep driving anyway.

Of course she will. These people couldn’t give a fat rats arse about the law. Not having a licence or a registered vehicle or insurance is utterly irrelevant to these scum. They’ll sink buckets of piss then cheerfully smash you to bloody pieces or kill you, your friends and your family without a moments thought.

Think for a second about how you would feel if you had to tell your young son or daughter “Don’t worry, everything’s OK” as he or she died in your arms after being smashed to a mush by one of these damned fools.

I would show them no bloody mercy.

MWF 5:57 pm 31 Mar 11

Chop71 said :

Wonder who picked the kids up from school while she was at the watch house?

Hope it was DOCs

No DOCs in the ACT. In the ACT we have the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support (OCYFS) Care and Protection Services.

Tooks 5:16 pm 31 Mar 11

EvanJames said :

The female will get a special licence so she can continue to drive her kids to and from school, this being essential for today’s children apparently. You wait, I bet a beer that she’ll plead the children thing and get one.

I doubt it, but having said that, it wouldn’t surprise me. Her licence is immediately suspended for 90 days. Wonder if she’ll keep driving anyway.

georgesgenitals 4:49 pm 31 Mar 11

Poor kids.

Chop71 3:50 pm 31 Mar 11

Wonder who picked the kids up from school while she was at the watch house?

Hope it was DOCs

EvanJames 2:56 pm 31 Mar 11

The female will get a special licence so she can continue to drive her kids to and from school, this being essential for today’s children apparently. You wait, I bet a beer that she’ll plead the children thing and get one.

carnardly 2:35 pm 31 Mar 11

wish a judge would get them both off the road.

minniemay 2:06 pm 31 Mar 11

I’m guessing the guy is the same one from here:
http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2011/march/Intoxicated%20driver%20arrested%20after%20collision.aspx

Sad really. (Not sad he was caught, sad he is so obviously addicted.)

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