‘Abhorrent’ driver drunk and speeding through school zone

Share Canberra's trusted news:

POLICE have described the conduct of a Latham man booked for being nearly five times over the legal limit for alcohol and speeding through a school zone as “abhorrent”. 

About 3.45pm on Friday (August 31) the driver was clocked doing 76 kilometres km/h in a 40km/h school zone on Hardwick Crescent, Holt.

Police stopped the vehicle and 38-year-old driver returned a positive reading for alcohol.

He was taken to Belconnen Police Station, where after breath analysis he recorded a reading of 0.247 – almost five times the legal limit (0.05).

The man’s driver licence was immediately suspended and he will be summons to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Officer in charge of Traffic Operations Sgt David Wills said he was staggered by the stupidity of the driver.

“The actions and driving conduct of this man are abhorrent,” he said.

“To drive at nearly double the speed limit and almost five times the legal alcohol limit is irresponsible and dangerous.

“It’s particularly disappointing to see considering driving conditions were wet, and the area had a high amount of pedestrian movement with many children walking in the area after school.”


Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep citynews.com.au free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleCartoon / Dose of Dorin
Next articleStanhope / Labor’s ‘shameful’ preselection process

Leave a Reply