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Drink Driver caught over 2 & ½ times the Legal Limit


POLICE MEDIA RELEASE – 26 Dec 2013

Daytime Hamilton Drink Driver caught over 2 & ½ times the Legal Limit

Waikato Police’s continued targeting of Drink Driving paid off today when a 26 year old Hamilton man had his license suspended after he was found to be driving with two and a half times the legal limit of alcohol in his breath.

Snr Sergeant Dave Litton states a Hamilton Police Unit conducting a routine vehicle stop, pulled this gentleman over shortly after 9am in Hamilton East.

“According to the Police Officer involved, the driver of this vehicle wasn’t showing any overly visable signs of being drunk. However after the roadside tests, this driver returned to the Hamilton Police station where he subsequently blew over 2 and a half times the legal limit.”

Mr Litton states Waikato Police’s Summer Policing Strategy is about making people safe and reassured both in their homes and on the streets. “To be able to take this person off the roads is a great example of making the streets safer for people and families in NZ to travel on during this festive season.

Driving a vehicle is a responsibility and as part of this you need to plan ahead - especially if having anything to drink. The driver of this vehicle stated that he had stopped drinking earlier that morning.

“What he has done wrong here is to not give himself enough time for the alcohol to have left his system before jumping behind the wheel”. It is important if you’ve had a few drinks to give it a suitable period of time since your last drink before driving. This includes some sleep and something to eat before attempting to drive. If you are unsure, then leave it 24 hours and get someone else to drive you.

It is a timely reminder to the NZ public over the festive season that if you are stopped by Police on the road, you will be breath tested; if you breach the liquor ban or the Sale of Liquor Act, Police will take action. This could happen at any hour of the day and this drink driver is an example of why.

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