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”.