Po­lice nab four drink driv­ers

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Hay­den Thom­son

Four drink driv­ers have been booked by Tatura po­lice in the past four weeks, in­clud­ing one driver last Sun­day night.

‘‘At 11.09 pm we in­ter­cepted a white Holden sedan in Lenne St, Mooroopna,’’ Tatura po­lice Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Kevin In­gram said.

‘‘The Mooroopna woman, 58, re­turned a pos­i­tive breath test and was brought back to the Shepparton (po­lice) sta­tion where she recorded a read­ing of .116 per cent.’’

The woman had her li­cence sus­pended im­me­di­ately and will be sum­monsed to the Shepparton Mag­is­trates’ Court on Novem­ber 10.

Ldg Sen Const In­gram said the woman’s car would be im­pounded for a pe­riod of 30 days cost­ing the driver any­where from $760 up to $1000.

‘‘Once you’re at .10 per cent or above we are re­quired to im­pound your ve­hi­cle,’’ he said.

‘‘If you have a full li­cence and blow be­tween .05 but less than .07 and have no prior con­vic­tions, you will be fined $476 and gain 10 de­merit points.

‘‘But if you’re 25 years or un­der and blow be­tween that level you will au­to­mat­i­cally lose your li­cence.’’

Ldg Sen Const In­gram said that if any drink driv­ers had prior traf­fic con­vic­tions in the past 10 years, the au­to­matic loss of li­cence pe­riod was dou­bled.

‘‘It’s so we don’t have deaths on the roads . . . we’ll al­ways be out and about so don’t do the wrong thing,’’ he said.

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