Drunk driver detained – Hackham, South Australia

A man will faced court after he allegedly registered a blood alcohol reading of more than five times over the limit at Hackham last night.

Just before 11pm on Saturday 4 April, a member of the public contacted police after a black Nissan ute was seen to mount a kerb in Royal Court and the male driver appeared to be intoxicated.

The police helicopter (PolAir) was in the area and located the Nissan in Mina Parade and the followed it’s progress to Royal Court where the ute stopped.

Southern District Police patrols on the ground converged on the area locating the driver who was detained for drink driving.

He was taken to the Christies Beach Police Station where he was breath tested allegedly returning a positive reading of 0.251 or more than five times over the legal limit of 0.05.

The 35-year-old man from Seaford Rise was reported for drink driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. His car was impounded for 28 days and his licence disqualified immediately for 12 months. The man will also appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court at date to be set.

Police will all resources available to stop and detain suspected drink or drug drivers and putting other road users at risk.

Member of the public are reminded to report any incidents of drink or dangerous driving to the police assistance line on 131 444.

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