Plan not to drive if you drink: police
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.