Over the limit

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A DRINK driver pulled over at 8.30pm on June 20 re­turned a read­ing more than five times the le­gal limit.

The 44-year-old Can­non­vale woman re­turned an al­leged read­ing of 0.256 after be­ing stopped by po­lice on Shute Har­bour Rd, Can­non­vale for an un­re­lated traf­fic mat­ter. She has been ar­rested and charged with driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence, driv­ing un­reg­is­tered and was al­ready on an in­ter­lock con­di­tion. She will ap­pear in the Proser­pine Mag­is­trates Court on July 17. There were 10 drink driv­ers in the Whit­sun­days in the past week which po­lice called a “con­cern­ing in­crease” with other read­ings in­clud­ing a 29-year-old Can­non­vale man blow­ing 0.171 and a 31-year-old from Kings Beach blow­ing 0.193.

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