Man rolls car, al­legedly four times over the limit

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A MUN­DUB­BERA man has been charged with high-range drink-driv­ing af­ter al­legedly be­ing more than four times the le­gal blood al­co­hol limit when he rolled his car.

A blood sam­ple anal­y­sis taken af­ter the crash re­turned a read­ing of 0.201, more than four times the le­gal blood al­co­hol limit.

The sam­ple was taken from the 61-year-old driver af­ter he rolled his ve­hi­cle on Mun­dub­bera Durong Rd on March 21.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the scene of the crash at 6pm.

The man sus­tained non-life threat­en­ing in­juries in the rollover, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The man’s li­cence was im­me­di­ately sus­pended and he has been is­sued with a no­tice to ap­pear in Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court.

Mun­dub­bera of­fi­cer in charge Sergeant Dan Clarke said he wanted to re­mind driv­ers that this be­hav­iour was not ac­cept­able, and po­lice were still out in force on the re­gion’s roads, de­spite the COVID-19 pan­demic.

“Queens­land po­lice can still con­duct road­side breath tests dur­ing this time,” Sgt Clarke said.

“Drink-driv­ing will not be tol­er­ated.”

This in­ci­dent fol­lowed a crash on March 11, in­volv­ing a 29-year-old Monto woman who al­legedly blew 0.186 af­ter flip­ping her car on the Burnett High­way with her chil­dren in the ve­hi­cle.

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