PORT AUGUSTA DRINK DRIVER – FOUR TIMES OVER LEGAL LIMIT

Monday, 16 December 2013. Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man from Port Augusta for drink driving and driving with an expired learners permit.

At about 12.50am Sunday 16 December, police stopped a man driving on Stokes Terrace at Port Augusta West as police suspected he was drink driving due to his manner of driving.

The man was breath tested and returned an alleged reading of 0.202 – more than four times over the legal limit. He also tested positive to drugs.  

Sgt Treloar states driving at 4 times the legal limit, is nothing short of blatant stupidity. Less than 24 hours after a large road safety campaign launch for traditionally the busiest time of the the year on out roads, people will venture on to the roads with that level of alcohol in their blood- putting not only themselves but everyone else in danger.

Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man from Port Augusta for drink driving and driving with an expired learners permit.

At about 12.50am Sunday 16 December, police stopped a man driving on Stokes Terrace at Port Augusta West as police suspected he was drink driving due to his manner of driving.

The man was breath tested and returned an alleged reading of 0.202 – more than four times over the legal limit. He also tested positive to drugs.  

The man was issued an immediate loss of licence for 12 months and will appear in the Port Augusta Court on 3 February 2014.