Drink driver blows 0.171 at Wingfield

Police detected a drink driver more than three times the legal limit at Wingfield this afternoon.

Concerned members of the public rang 131 444 to report a vehicle being driven erratically on Grand Junction Road, Wingfield, just before 4.30pm on Thursday 19 December.

Police attended and located the silver Holden Commodore sedan stranded at a service station with a damaged rim and tyre.

The driver, a 28-year-old Para Hills West man, recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.171 – more than three times the legal limit.

He was reported for drink driving and driving in a manner dangerous to the public. He was issued a 12 month instant loss of licence and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

His car was defected and impounded for 28 days.

Police thank the public for their assistance in reporting this driver’s dangerous behaviour.

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