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Drink driver crashes at Woomera

22 Nov 2019 8:55am

A drink driver has crashed a car in Woomera early this morning.

Just before 12.30am on Friday 22 November, police were called to Coolaroo Street after reports that a white Mitsubishi utility collided into a tree.

Police will allege the driver took the utility from a local hotel without permission.  The 20-year-old man from Greenwith, submitted to a breath test and recorded a positive result of 0.146 – nearly three times the legal limit.

Further checks revealed the driver held a provisional licence requiring him to have a zero alcohol limit.  The man was reported for drink driving, driving disqualified, driving without due care and illegal use. He was also issued with a 12 month immediate loss of licence.  He will be summonsed to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrate Court at a later date.

Police are currently conducting Operation High Impact F5; targeting the fatal five offences of drink and drug driving, speeding, distraction, seatbelts and dangerous road users.

The operation began at 12:01am Thursday 14 November 2019 and will end at 11:59pm Wednesday 11 December 2019.