Hungry drink-driver

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A DRIVER out to get some Chinese takeaway wrote off his car in Towerhill Road, Frankston South, and then allegedly blew more than four times the legal limit when breath-tested at Frankston police station.

Somerville Highway Patrol police drove to Frankston South, 8.40pm, Wednesday 25 July, after receiving reports of a car backing out of a driveway and hitting a wall. By the time they got there the car had gone.

Five minutes later they were called to Towerhill Road where the same car had crashed into a pole. The car was a write-off, but the driver, 55, of Frankston South, was not injured.

After the breath test the man’s licence was suspended and he will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on drink-driving charges.

He told police he had been drinking wine and had gone out for takeaway.

Police said drug driving was becoming prevalent but that drink driving remained a problem with often tragic outcomes.

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 August 2018

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