Unlicenced drink driver caught on Commonwealth Ave

Media statement

This morning (Friday, 27 January 2023), ACT Policing City Patrol officers caught an unlicenced drink driver, in a vehicle with suspended registration on Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra.

Officers stopped a white Toyota Camry after it failed to stop for a red light, narrowly missing another vehicle.  

A 24-year-old man stopped for police and produced a suspended provisional driver's licence.  

The man then returned a positive roadside alcohol test of 0.180, significantly in excess of the 0.00 limit for any provisional driver. 

He was then issued another immediate suspension notice, suspending his licence for a further 90 days. He will be summonsed to court at a later date.

Drink and impaired driving remains one of the fatal five and is a contributing factor to a number of fatal car collisions in the ACT.  

Drivers should make the decision to drink or drive. Not both.   

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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