Plan not to drive if you drink: po­lice

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Har­vey po­lice are urg­ing peo­ple to plan a safe way home be­fore drink­ing any al­co­hol af­ter a Har­vey man was al­legedly caught driv­ing with a blood al­co­hol read­ing more than three times the le­gal limit.

Af­ter ob­serv­ing a car be­ing driven er­rat­i­cally on South Western High­way near Wokalup, of­fi­cers pulled over a 48year-old man on Oc­to­ber 5.

The man al­legedly failed a road­side breath test and was con­veyed to the Har­vey Po­lice Sta­tion for a fur­ther test.

Po­lice will al­lege the man recorded a read­ing of 0.155.

The man was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol and was is­sued an im­me­di­ate dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion no­tice.

The man will ap­pear in Har­vey Mag­is­trates Court next month.

“We will con­tinue to tar­get road users who still be­lieve it is ac­cept­able to get be­hind the wheel when they have had a drink,” Har­vey po­lice First Class Const. Jon Adams said.

“I im­plore peo­ple to think twice be­fore driv­ing af­ter they have had any drinks con­tain­ing al­co­hol and be mind­ful that the ef­fects can last way into the next day.”

Const. Adams said the Road Safety Com­mis­sion out­lines the quan­tity of al­co­hol that could in­crease the risk of a crash.

“Sta­tis­ti­cally, your chances of crash­ing dou­bles if you are at the 0.05 limit,” he said.

“This ob­vi­ously in­creases with higher lev­els of al­co­hol in your sys­tem.

“It’s fairly sim­ple, if you blow 0.05, you blow over.”

Har­vey po­lice also charged a 50-year-old Har­vey woman with of­fences un­der the Mis­use of Drugs Act, per­mit­ting premises to be used for the pur­pose of us­ing a pro­hib­ited drug, namely metham­phetamine.

This charge re­lates to a search war­rant con­ducted in Har­vey on Septem­ber 6 as part of a dru­gac­tion week.

The woman will ap­pear in Har­vey Mag­is­trates Court in De­cem­ber.

A 30-year-old Har­vey man was charged with pos­sess­ing metham­phetamine fol­low­ing a ve­hi­cle stop on South Western High­way in Har­vey on Oc­to­ber 6.

He will ap­pear in Har­vey Mag­is­trates Court next month.

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