Can’t cheat the sys­tem

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

A 51-YEAR-OLD Ju­bilee Pocket man thought he could out­smart the sys­tem by re­fus­ing to pro­vide a spec­i­men of breath for a road­side breath test at 1.45am on Sun­day.

Of­fi­cer in charge of Whit­sun­day Po­lice Barry Haran said the breath test was a le­gal re­quire­ment and if a per­son failed to com­ply they were break­ing the law.

“The penal­ties for this charge are the same as a high range drink-drive; you will still go to court, lose your li­cence, re­ceive a fine and pos­si­bly get a con­vic­tion on your record,” he said.

PHOTO: PETER CAR­RUTHERS

CHARGED: Avoid­ing a breath test will lead to court.

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