Traffic offences in Darwin

Northern Territory Police are calling on motorists to take more responsibility for themselves and their children after several incidents of concern on the weekend.

In one instance, a 38-year-old man will be facing the courts after he was stopped for a random breath test in Darwin on Friday night.

Superintendent Peter Malley said, “After the man returned a positive roadside test for alcohol, police also observed an unrestrained infant in the back seat between two adults. The driver was arrested and later retuned a blood alcohol reading of 0.225.”

The man was charged with:

  • Drive high range blood alcohol content
  • Provide false details
  • Drive with a child unrestrained
  • Drive while disqualified

Also on Friday night, members from Darwin Traffic Operations apprehended a speeding motorist.

“The 28-year-old male was travelling with two unrestrained children in the rear of the vehicle, hidden in the footwell beneath a towel,” said Supt Malley.

The man had a Warrant of Apprehension and was subsequently arrested. He was remanded to appear in Darwin Local Court on Monday 4 July.

“This driver behaviour is disgraceful. Children are our most precious assets, and to put their innocent lives at risk through this sort of reckless disregard for safety is beyond belief.”

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