Over 8,500 breath tests were conducted during a State wide drink and drug driving operation which ran over two days.
Between 7am Friday 4 to 7am Saturday 5 September police across the state conducted Operation Stop Drink Drug Drive stopping motorists at mobile and block RBT stations. During this period 8,529 breath tests were conducted with 38 people returning a positive result.
The highest alcohol reading was recorded by a 27-year-old Millicent man, who allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.250, five times the limit!
Several other high readings include, a 24-year-old man from Toorak Gardens who allegedly returned a reading of 0.147, a 56-year-old man from Morphett Vale who allegedly returned a reading of 0.141, a 23-year-old man from Oaklands Park who allegedly returned a reading of 0.144, and a 28-year-old man from Whyalla Norrie who allegedly returned a reading of 0.168.
282 drug driving tests were conducted with 39 positive readings recorded. The samples will be sent to Forensic Science SA for further analysis, the drivers may face serious penalties.
16 vehicles were impounded by police.
11 people were issued immediate loss of licence notices.
Also of note was an 18-year-old Learner driver from Whyalla Stuart. She allegedly returned a positive breath test of 0.021 and a positive drug test to driving with methamphetamine in her system.
Drink and drug driving is unacceptable and is a leading contributor of fatal and serious injury crashes in South Australia.