ESKY AN­TICS

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

For­tu­nately such a thing could never hap­pen here: An Aus­tralia Day rev­eller who rode a mo­torised Esky has been charged with high-range drink driv­ing. The 21 year old was cel­e­brat­ing the na­tional pub­lic hol­i­day in Cam­den, south­west of Sydney, when he de­cided to take his Esky for a spin around the neigh­bour­hood while his friends filmed from a bal­cony. High­way pa­trol of­fi­cers no­ticed the man about 7.30pm and stopped him for a breath test. He al­legedly recorded a blood-al­co­hol level of 0.162, more than three times the le­gal limit. It is un­der­stood the Esky’s spec­i­fi­ca­tions deemed it a ‘‘ve­hi­cle’’.

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