Driver with unrestrained child in SUV blows 0.175 at Goulburn

A driver has been charged with high-range drink driving in Goulburn, despite having his pre-school child in the vehicle at the time.

Officers from The Hume Police Area Command were called to Auburn Street, Goulburn, about 4pm yesterday (Friday 19 June 2020), after members of the public grew concerned about the behaviour of a man parking a SUV.

Police were told the driver had mounted the kerb while reverse parking, then fell out of the vehicle into the street. The man’s four-year-old son was unrestrained in the vehicle at the time.

The man returned a positive breath-test at the scene and was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station where he returned an alleged reading of 0.175.

The man, from Box Hill, was charged with a high-range PCA offence as well as drive with unrestrained passenger four to seven years.

His licence was suspended, and he’s been conditionally bailed to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday 12 August 2020.

The little boy was taken home by family members and a child-at-risk notification has been made to the Department of Communities and Justice.

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