Drink driver numbers 'appalling'

BLACKWATER police said it was a miracle three recent high-range alcohol-related car crashes didn’t end in serious injury.

On Saturday, a road train driver, 46, blew 0.231% after he rolled a trailer carrying cotton on the Fitzroy Developmental Rd, 35km north of Dingo.

The man was arrested on a fail to appear warrant for a previous drink driving charge.

On Wednesday, July 27, the driver and passenger of a car that crashed into a power pole stay wire on Bauhinia St at 5.30pm fled the scene.

A 27-year-old male had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.215% and was also charged with driving without due care and attention.

On Tuesday, August 2, another driver, 47, attempted to leave the scene of a crash in Arthur St after colliding with a tree.

He had a BAC of 0.165%.

Sgt Chris Clague described the number of drink drivers as “appalling, especially considering several of them have resulted in a traffic crash”.


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