Drink driving P-plater escapes serious injury
Release Date: Saturday, January 08 2011, 01:53 PM
A 19-year-old P-plate driver from Ainslie has escaped serious injury after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in Bruce on Friday morning (December 7).
About 3.40am on Friday morning police responded to several reports of a motor vehicle collision in Thynne St Bruce. Police attended the area and located a Holden Commodore utility which had sustained major damage, however no one was located in the vehicle.
Following police inquiries, police attended an address in Bruce where they found the 19-year-old male driver. Police performed a screening test which returned a positive result.
The man was taken to Belconnen Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.165 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As he holds a provisional ACT licence, he is classed as a special driver and is therefore subject to a 0.00 blood alcohol limit.
The man’s licence was immediately suspended for a period of 90 days and he was required to surrender his licence to police.
He will be summonsed to appear at the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
This was not a Summernats related incident.