Driver six times over limit at Gawler South, South Australia

A Gawler South man will face court after he was nabbed for drink driving last night and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.304 or more than six times over the limit.

At about 8.20pm on Saturday 17 August, a member of the public phoned police after witnessing a Holden Astra being driven erratically including mounting gutters in the Gawler area.

A Barossa Police patrol searched the area locating the vehicle and driver in Fourteenth Street.

The driver, a 44-year-old was breath tested allegedly returning the very high reading of 0.304 or more than six times over the limit of 0.05.

The Gawler South man was reported for drink driving, his licence was disqualified ‘on the spot’ for 12 months, his car was impounded for 28 days and he will be summonsed to appear in Elizabeth Magistrates Court a date to be set.

Police are currently undertaking Operation High Impact Fatal Five – a statewide operation targeting people committing offences against the Fatal Five which include drink or drug driving, speeding, distraction offences, seatbelts and dangerous road users, with the aim of stopping people being killed on our road through poor choices.

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