• Hannah Phillips

West Coast Drink Drivers Caught

A man will face court after he was caught drink driving in Ceduna yesterday.

About 6.15pm Friday 10 August police stopped a car on the Eyre Highway and breath tested the driver.

The 38-year-old Eyre Peninsula man returned a result of 0.023, however after conducting further checks police found the man was currently disqualified from driving and was not allowed to have any alcohol in his test.

The man was arrested and charged with drink driving and drive disqualified.

His car was impounded and he was bailed to appear at the Ceduna Magistrates Court on 14 August.

In another case, a man has had his licence suspended after being caught drink-driving at Ceduna this afternoon.

Police will allege that just after 5pm on Saturday 11 August, the driver of a Ford Falcon sedan was stopped by police, and the driver underwent a breath test.

He returned a positive reading of 0.162.

The 42-year-old Ceduna man was reported for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol and breaching his provisional licence conditions.

He was issued a twelve-month immediate loss of licence notice.He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

And last week, a drink driver was detected at Ceduna with nearly three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

About 10.20am on Thursday 9 August, police stopped a van on McKenzie Street, Ceduna for a mobile driver test.

The driver, a 44-year-old man from Victoria, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.146.

He was reported for drink driving and issued with a six month instant loss of licence.

He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

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