High range drink-driver arrested

High range drink-driver arrested

A man has been arrested after recording a high range blood alcohol reading at Port Augusta this week.

About 1.15am on Wednesday, July 29, police were driving along Carlton Parade when they spotted a Holden sedan travelling towards them in the centre of the road.

The vehicle slowly moved back into its lane and continued past police.

Officers stopped the car and observed that the driver was obviously affected by alcohol. The driver allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.281.

Checks revealed that the driver was also disqualified from driving.

A 26-year-old Amata man was arrested and charged with drink driving and driving while disqualified. His car was impounded and his licence immediately suspended for 12 months.

He was bailed to appear in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on 6 October.