A man caught drink driving right outside the Echuca police station in Echuca on Tuesday was five times over the legal alcohol limit.KATHLEEN TONINI January 24, 2013 4:20am
A man was caught driving at five times the legal alcohol limit outside the Echuca police station in the early hours of Tuesday.
Police said the Echuca man, 25, recorded a BAC reading of .251.
Echuca police Sergeant Paul Nicoll said police were alerted to the man’s erratic driving by another motorist shortly before he was apprehended outside the Dickson St station just before 1am.
Sgt Nicoll said the reading was ‘‘significantly high’’.
‘‘We thought people nowadays would have already learnt that drink-driving kills and injures people,’’ he said.
Sgt Nicoll said offenders would be prosecuted to the full letter of the law, adding magistrates took a ‘‘dim view’’ of people who recorded high BAC readings while driving.
‘‘That sort of behaviour on the roads in not going to be tolerated.’’
Sgt Nicoll said the man was driving with an international licence and would appear in the Echuca Magistrates’ Court at a later date.
In other police news, part of a laser grader worth more than $4000 was stolen from a property on Farley Rd near Echuca.
Police said the piece of equipment was taken between January 17 and 18 from an unlocked shed on the property.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
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