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Monday 27 June 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, National
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A 32-year-old visitor was tested with a result over 700 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.
Another visitor, aged 28, tested, showed a result of more
than 800 mcg per litre of breath, while a 51-year-old local was tested and
results showed 500 mcg per litre of breath.
Police spokesman Trevor Pit said the arrests indicated “that
some tourists are slipping into complacency and disregarding the consequences
of their behaviour”.
All three were processed and taken to prison after testing “well
in excess of the driving limit for alcohol”.
They had been stopped by police at traffic checkpoints in
town, he said.
All were bailed on Saturday and are due to appear in court
Police also attended to incidents of noise and drunken
behaviour, during the night.
“Drunkenness on the road is a risk not worth taking, and may
well be only a matter of time before a tragedy occurs, perhaps to an innocent
road user,” Pitt said.
“Don't be an idiot by drinking and driving.”