Drink driver six times over limit

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - JAMES KITTO

A TAS­MA­NIAN mo­torist who was al­ready disqual­i­fied from driv­ing has been charged and de­tained to ap­pear in court af­ter record­ing a blood-al­co­hol read­ing more than six times the le­gal limit.

Po­lice nabbed the driver in Mait­land St, Launce­s­ton, about midday yes­ter­day af­ter notic­ing a large amount of smoke com­ing from the ve­hi­cle.

A po­lice spokesper­son said it wasn’t the first driv­ing of­fence for the mo­torist.

“At the time of the in­ter­cept, the driver was disqual­i­fied hav­ing been is­sued a po­lice ex­ces­sive drink driv­ing no­tice 15 days ago due to an­other high-level drink-driv­ing in­ci­dent,” the spokesper­son said. The driver was breath tested on the spot, and a later breath test at Launce­s­ton Po­lice Sta­tion re­sulted in a read­ing of 0.305 — more than six times over the al­lowed 0.05.

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