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LOCAL POLICE CATCH MORE DRINK AND DRUG DRIVERS

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Local Police have yet again caught more local drivers behaving badly.

Last Wednesday a 60-year-man from Blanchetown was reported for drink and drug driving after being stopped in Blanchetown, The probationary licence holder was breath tested returning a reading of 0.08 and also returned a positive sample to cannabis.

The man’s carwas impounded for 28 days and his licence was suspended on the spot for six months.

Then last Thursday night police were called to a minor collision at the Loxton roundabout on Bookpurnong Terrace, a 43-year-old woman driving the car was located a short time later and breath tested, allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.248 or nearly five times over the legal limit.

The driver was arrested and charged with failing to stop and provide particulars after being involved in a collision, driving without due care and driving under the influence of alcohol.

The car was impounded and the driver will appear in court in October.

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