A 27-year-old man has been charged with a range of offences after he was allegedly caught drink driving while speeding in Sydney’s south last night.
About 9.30pm, Traffic & Highway Patrol officers were conducting speed enforcement duties on Alfords Point Road, Alfords Point.
The officers observed a 4WD travelling in excess of the 80km/h speed limit.
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The vehicle was detected travelling 129km/h and was stopped and spoken to.
The Sutherland man, who was conveying a male passenger, informed police his provisional P2 driver’s licence had been suspended due to a fine default.
He was subjected to a roadside breath test which he failed.
The man was arrested and conveyed to Sutherland Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, returning a reading of 0.153.
He was issued with a Field Court Attendance notice to appear at Sutherland Local Court on 5 November 2015 after being charged with high range PCA (second offence), drive while suspended and not notify change of address.
He was issued a $2306 penalty notice for exceed speed limit more than 45km/h.
Police could not issue a Notice of Suspension for the PCA offence as the man was already suspended.
Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said that speed, drink driving, and those continuing to drive without a licence are all significant factors in fatalities on our roads.
“With the road toll currently at 269 deaths from 253 crashes, being 24 crashes and deaths up from this time last year, this event could have easily added two more deaths to the toll more from this event, and perhaps others, given what is a clear lack of personal responsibility on the part of this driver,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.
“Drink driving is a factor in about one in every five crashes in NSW where someone loses their life.”
“The effects of alcohol are wide ranging and impossible to avoid. After a big night out you may still have alcohol in your system for much of the next day.”
“With over 5.8 million breath tests being conducted each year, if you do make the wrong choice and drink drive chances are you will be caught.”