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  • Writer's pictureHannah Phillips

Bordertown Drink Driver Blows New Year's Resolution

Bordertown Police detected a drink driver twice on New Year's Eve.

About 10.15pm on Sunday 31 December, police stopped a vehicle for a mobile driver test at Bordertown.

The driver, a 26-year-old Bordertown man recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.143.

Police checks revealed the driver was already disqualified from driving and his vehicle was unregistered and uninsured.

He was issued with an additional six month loss of licence and reported.

At 1.45am on Monday 1 January, police stopped the same driver again.

By this time, his blood alcohol level had increased to 0.171.

This time he was arrested, refused police bail and will appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He was also given an additional 12 month licence disqualification.

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