A PORTLAND P-plater has an unwanted court date after being caught drink-driving on Sunday with a reading almost three times the legal limit.
Sergeant Ryan Nelson, of the Portland Highway Patrol Unit, said divisional van officers made a routine check of a driver about 4am in Portland on Sunday.
He said the 20-year-old P-plater recorded a positive preliminary breath test and soon after an evidentiary test revealed a reading of .141 — almost three times the legal limit for a fully licensed driver.
“It is a big reading considering that P-platers have a zero alcohol condition on their licences,” Sergeant Nelson said.
“To be intercepted and record such a high reading is stunning. Fortunately there were no other offences and the driver will now appear in the Portland Magistrates Court on a date to be fixed,” he said.
“The message is clear — if you drink and drive you will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”