Drink driver caught nearly 3 x legal limit during Launceston traffic operation

Northern police conducted 957 random breath tests in a three-hour period during a targeted traffic operation after the Launceston Cup yesterday.

Police tested drivers at Invermay and Mowbray between 4.30pm and 7.30pm, with one driver returning a reading of 0.144 – nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

The results –

– Three drink drivers

– One drug driver

– One unlicensed driver

Inspector Nick Clark said one driver doing the wrong thing, was one too many.

“Police will continue to conduct targeted traffic operations during major public events, however road users can expect to see us anywhere, anytime,” he said.

“Being caught doing the wrong thing is one risk, but causing a crash that results in serious injury or death is a far more serious consequence. Police are committed to enforcing the road rules, to keep people as safe as possible on our roads – but we can’t do it alone.

“If you’re out on the roads we need you to pay attention, buckle up, watch your speed, rest if you’re tired, and never drink drive.”

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