Griffith highway patrol made their presence felt over the weekend after arresting five people for drink-driving in just two days.
Each of them were taken to Griffith Police Station and charged for driving while over the legal limit, and they will each face Griffith Local Court.
One of them was a 19-year-old man who was arrested and charged for driving with high-range blood alcohol content while on a suspended learner’s licence.
At around 12.55am the man was driving a Toyota Landcruiser on Jondaryan Avenue when he was pulled over by police for a random breath test.
The man returned a positive reading, so he was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station for further tests which returned a reading of 0.125.
Afterwards police discovered the man was driving on a suspended learner’s licence.
That same night another 19-year-old man driving a Toyota Landcruiser was arrested and charged for driving with a mid-range blood alcohol content.
The man was driving on Yambil Street at 12.10am on February 10 when he was pulled over by police for a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.
The driver was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station for further tests which returned a reading of 0.081.
He had his P1 driver’s licence suspended.
About 11.30pm on February 9 a 28-year-old man was driving a Nissan Pathfinder on Kookora Street when he was pulled over for a random breath test.
After returning a positive result the driver was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station for further testing, which returned a reading of 0.117.
The driver was charged for driving with mid-range blood alcohol content and had his driving privileges suspended.
Earlier that evening at about 7.20pm on February 9 a 57-year-old man’s unusual driving caught the attention of police, who stopped the ute at a carpark on South Avenue in Yenda.
The man took a roadside breath test which returned a positive result, so he was arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station for more tests, which returned a reading of 0.159.
His driving privileges were also suspended.
Around 1.30am on February 9 police stopped a Hyundai Getz in Illilliwa Street being driven by a 46-year-old man.
The man took a roadside breath test which came back positive, so he was arrested and taken for further analysis.
He returned a reading of 0.072 so he was charged with low-range drink driving.
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