Alleged drink driver ‘five times over limit’

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A Strathalbyn woman has been charged with drink-driving after she allegedly blew more than five times the limit in Geraldton on Tuesday night.

Police said they stopped the 45-year-old in a white Toyota Camry about 9.10pm on View Street, where she allegedly blew 0.282, calculated back to 0.272.

Her licence was immediately disqualified for two months and she will face Geraldton Magistrate’s Court.

Geraldton Police Station operations manager Sergeant Drue Pardoe said it was a timely reminder for motorists to behave themselves over the Easter long weekend.

“It’s a reminder to everyone that police will be targeting everyone on the road, and that includes on the back streets,” he said.

WA Police will enforce double demerit points from tomorrow until midnight on Monday to coincide with the holiday.

A WA Police spokesman said there would be an increased police presence on WA roads in an effort to curb fatal crashes during what is a notorious time of year for traffic accidents.

“Easter is a key period on WA roads and officers will have a heightened focus on offences most frequently linked to fatal and serious crashes,” he said.

Officers will target speeding, driving while using a mobile phone, drink and drug-driving, and seatbelt use.

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