Driver charged af­ter bog­ging him­self in Bungil Creek

Balonne Beacon - - FRONT PAGE - Molly Hancock Molly.Hancock@west­ern­

PO­LICE were called to Bungil Creek on Sun­day morn­ing af­ter a car was found bogged in the wa­ter.

At 7.47am, po­lice lo­cated the 2000 red Volk­swa­gen Golf stuck in Bungil Creek near the in­ter­sec­tion of Arthur and Ge­orge streets.

An 18-year-old pro­ba­tion­ary driver from Yuleba was found in­side the ve­hi­cle and taken to Roma Po­lice Sta­tion.

Act­ing Se­nior-Sergeant Chris Keenan said a drinkdriv­ing of­fence was be­lieved to have hap­pened in the early hours of Sun­day.

“A fur­ther breath test at 11am in­di­cated the driver had a blood-al­co­hol read­ing of 0.11, which is double the (full li­cence) le­gal limit,” Sgt Keenan said.

Connor Simp­son came across the sit­u­a­tion on Sun­day morn­ing.

“We were on our way to work at 7.10am and saw the car and went over to check it out,” Mr Simp­son said.

“We were then turn­ing around to leave when we re­alised some­one was in the car.”

Sgt Keenan high­lighted the dan­gers of drink driv­ing and how eas­ily the in­ci­dent could have turned tragic.

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