Crime Stoppers

Multiple drink drivers apprehended in the NT

Friday 29-Mar-2019 13:22

Northern Territory Police are disappointed at the high number of drink drivers detected on Territory roads overnight.

Four drink drivers returned positive readings in the Greater Darwin Region between 9:10 last night and 12:30 this morning.

A 30-year-old male returned a positive reading of 0.077. He was detected travelling 16 kilometres over the speed limit with an unrestrained 2-year-old in a defective and unregistered vehicle. He was bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court on 9 April 2019.

Another man, aged 24, was bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court for the same date when he returned a positive reading of 0.102. He was detected driving 19 kilometres over the speed limit while unlicensed in an unregistered vehicle.

A 36-year-old driver was issued with a notice to appear after returning a positive reading of 0.109 and a 37-year-old male was issued with a traffic infringement notice for returning a positive reading of 0.061.

Two drivers in Tennant Creek, aged 25 and 40, returned positive readings of 0.068 and 0.054. They were issued with traffic infringement notices for low range drink driving. A third Tennant Creek driver returned a positive reading of 0.160 just after midnight on Limonite Street. She was also driving unlicensed and was issued with a notice to appear in court.

Two Alice Springs drivers, aged 32 and 40, returned positive readings for 0.198 and 0.194 respectively. The 32-year-old was bailed to appear in Alice Springs Local Court on 15 April 2019. The 40-year-old remains in custody and charges are expected later today.

A 37-year-old Alice Springs man returned a positive reading of 0.073. At the time of his arrest he was disqualified from driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and had a 1-year-old sitting on the lap of a back seat passenger. Police bail was refused and he is due to appear in Alice Springs Local Court today.

A fourth Alice Springs driver returned a positive reading of 0.063 and was issued with a traffic infringement notice.

Senior Sergeant Angela Stringer said the Road Policing Unit are disgusted at the blatant disregard some motorists are having towards drink driving.

“A licence to drive a car is a privilege and if you are not going to treat it seriously you don’t deserve to have one.

“Drink driving kills people. It’s as simple as that.”