High Range Drink Driver Detected by Highway Patrol on the Midland Highway
A 47 year old man has been charged with high range drink driving and disqualified for two years on the spot after being intercepted by police yesterday.
At 4:30pm on Thursday 6 March 2023 Tasmania Police received a call from a member of the public regarding the driving behaviour of a White Holden Utility on the Midland Highway at Tunbridge. As a result, a Highway Patrol Unit detected the vehicle turning from the Midland Highway onto Mudwalls Road at 4:50pm.
Police intercepted the vehicle, with the 47 year old male driver being taken to the Oatlands Police Station for a breath analysis and had a reading of 0.179. He was charged and disqualified from driving on the spot for two years, then ordered to appear in court at a later date.
“It is really disappointing that a high range drink driver was on a major highway at the very beginning of a long weekend,” said Sergeant Steve Dine of Southern Road Policing Services.
“Keeping everyone safe on our roads is a mission for the whole community – not just police.”
Calls from the community such as this are a key to keeping our community safe.
Tasmania Police will continue to conduct high visibility and covert patrols over the Easter break with targeted operations occurring anywhere, at any time.
You can help by obeying the road rules, making sure your loved ones do too, and letting police know if you see something dangerous on our roads.
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