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Man Busted DUI On Way Home From Pub

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A high range drink driver has been busted on the way home from the pub in Moranbah.

Police were conducting roadside breath testing on Utah Drive on Tuesday.  

Police will allege that at 2:00PM on this date, they intercepted a 49-year-old Moranbah man in a motor car driving home from a licensed premise in Moranbah who provided a positive roadside breath test.

Police will further allege that the man became aggressive and obstructive towards police and initially refused to get into the police vehicle.

The man was thereafter taken to Moranbah Police Station for further testing.

At the Breath Analysing Section at Moranbah Police Station the man provided a positive reading of 0.170 blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

The man was released on undertaking as to bail to appear at Moranbah Magistrates Court on June 12 charged with driving whilst under the influence of liquor and obstructing a police officer.

The message is clear, drinking and driving is not worth it.

It can lead to tragic consequences, serious charges and loss of your licence.

It is particularly worrying to intercept a high range drink driver in the middle of the afternoon when traffic on the road is busy and not long before school children are making their way home from school.

Drinking and driving places other road users at serious risk.

Moranbah police will continue to take a proactive approach to policing Moranbah roads, and will continue conducting Roadside Breath Tests at any time of the day and night and anywhere.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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