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High range drink driver detected on King Island

August 12, 2023 8:41 am in by Newsroom

Police are urging motorists to remember the dangers of drink driving after a driver was detected almost four time the legal alcohol limit on King Island last night. 

Around 7pm police intercepted a vehicle on Netherby Street at Currie. 

The driver, a 24-year-old woman, was subject to a roadside breath test and returned a positive indication for alcohol. The woman was subsequently transported to the Currie Police Station for further breath analysis which revealed her reading to be 0.190 – almost four times the legal limit. 

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The woman was issued an Excessive Drink Driving Notice and was disqualified from driving for 12-month. She will appear in court at a later date. 

At the time of offending the woman had two passengers in her vehicle, one of which was a young child. 

Police urge all motorists to remember the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Drink driving is one of the fatal five contributing factors to fatal and serious injury crashes in our roads.

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