Drunk driver dobs himself in

EMERALD police were left scratching their heads when a 39-year-old man presented himself at the counter asking to be arrested on Sunday afternoon.

He confessed to police he had been drink driving and pleaded to be taken to jail.

The man told police he called the station earlier that day to anonymously dob himself in for driving around town in a white Mitsubishi van.

He then decided to drive himself to the station when no officers arrived to arrest him at home.

The officers gave the man an alcohol concentration test which returned a high level reading of 0.267 per cent.

Police also discovered the man was unlicensed and his vehicle was promptly impounded for 48-hours, with an application to be made for a three-month suspension.

He was given a notice to appear in Emerald Magistrate's Court for driving under the influence and unlicensed driving.


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