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24 June, 2021

Drink driver intercepted twice in eight hours

On June 19 at approximately 6.20pm, Dysart Police were called to a disturbance at an address on Beardmore Crescent, Dysart.


A 68-year-old Mackay man who had been involved in the incident, returned to the address by vehicle whilst police were responding to the report.

Police required the man to perform a roadside breath test (RBT) which returned a positive reading.

The man was transported to the Dysart Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis.

The man returned an alleged reading of 0.135 per cent BAC.

He was issued a notice to appear before the Mackay Magistrates Court on July 13 charged with driving whilst over the general alcohol limit.

His licence was immediately suspended.

At approximately 2.10am June 20, (eight hours later) police from Mackay Police Station had been conducting patrols of Evan Street, Dysart when they have intercepted a white Mitsubishi Pajero for the purpose of a RBT.

It was found that the driver of the vehicle was the same man from earlier that night in Dysart, intercepted 250km away.

It will be alleged he again blew over the breath alcohol limit and was transported to the Mackay Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis where he returned an alleged reading of 0.074 per cent BAC.

He was issued an additional notice to appear before the Mackay Magistrates Court on July 6, charged with driving whilst over the general alcohol limit and driving whilst suspended.


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