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Drink Driver Tries To Dodge RBT

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The driver of a ute is accused of trying to dodge an RBT in Moranbah, after having a few too many.  

On Saturday, Police were conducting a static RBT site on Moranbah Access Road when they saw the driver of a ute pull off the road and stop. The vehicle then drove off in the opposite direction.

Police left the RBT site and tried to find the vehicle, eventually locating it in Cunningham Way.

Police will allege that a 47-year-old Upper Glastonbury man was behind the wheel.  

The driver provided a specimen of breath for a breath test which provided a positive result.

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

At the Breath Analysing Section at Moranbah Police Station the man provided a positive reading of 0.149, almost three times over the limit.  

The man was issued with a Notice to Appear at Moranbah Magistrates court on June 12 in relation to the drink driving offence and his drivers licence was immediately suspended until court.

May 19: At 3.10 am on Sunday, May 19, police from Moranbah were conducting patrols of Mills Avenue, Moranbah when they intercepted a vehicle being driven by a 40-year-old Moranbah man.

Police will allege that the driver provided a specimen of breath for a breath test which provided a positive result. The man was then taken to Moranbah Police Station for further testing.

At the Breath Analysing Section at Moranbah Police Station, the man provided a positive reading of 0.071 per cent blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

The man was thereafter issued with a notice to appear at Moranbah Magistrates court on June 12 in relation to the drink driving offence and his licence was immediately suspended for 24 hours.

Remember if you have had a big night out, the chances are you will be not just over the limit but possibly a long way over the limit the following morning, so don’t take the risk of being caught drinking and driving.

Drinking and driving is not worth the risk, it can lead to tragic consequences, serious charges and the loss of you licence.

Moranbah police continue to take a proactive approach to policing Moranbahs roads and will continue to conduct breath tests any time and anywhere. As this driver found out, you can try and avoid the RBT site, but you can’t hide.

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.

Quote these reference numbers: QP1900963223, QP1900968908