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Goulburn police charge nine people with drink-driving over the weekend

Sharon Kelley24 August 2020
Police officer at roadside RBT.

Nine people were caught drink-driving during the past weekend in Goulburn. Photo: File.

NSW Police has expressed disappointment after nine people were charged with drink-driving in Goulburn during the past weekend.

Officer in charge of Goulburn Police Station, Inspector Matt Hinton, said police are extremely disappointed about the number of people choosing to drink-drive.

“We had severe weather conditions over the weekend, including snowy and icy roads, so to see people choosing to blatantly disregard the law and the safety of others by drink-driving is disgraceful,” he said.

On Sunday, 23 August, at around 1:30 am, police allegedly detected a Ford Ranger utility travelling southbound at 169km per hour in a 110km per hour zone on the Hume Highway at Goulburn.

The 26-year-old male driver was subjected to a breath test and returned an alleged reading of 0.114. He was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station, where he was issued a future court attendance notice for exceeding the speed limit – above 45km per hour – and driving with mid-range proscribed concentration of alcohol (PCA).

He is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 16 September, 2020, and his licence was suspended on the spot.


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On Friday, 21 August, around 4:30 pm, a 52-year-old man allegedly returned a breath test reading of 0.091 on Arnheim Street, Goulburn. He was given a future court attendance notice for driving with mid-range PCA. He is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 23 October, 2020, and his licence was suspended on the spot.

At 10 pm on Friday, police attempted to stop a Holden utility on Auburn Street, Goulburn, for a random breath test, but the driver allegedly stopped the car and fled on foot before being arrested a short distance away.

The 25-year-old man was subjected to a breath test and returned an alleged reading of 0.140. He was also allegedly found in possession of a small bag of cocaine. He was charged with driving with mid-range PCA and possession of a prohibited drug, and is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 7 October, 2020. His licence was suspended on the spot.

On Saturday, 22 August, at 12:10 am, a 24-year-old woman on Sowerby Street, Goulburn, returned an alleged reading of 0.102 and was given a future court attendance notice for driving with mid-range PCA. She is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on 23 September, 2020, and her licence was suspended on the spot.


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At 1:10 am on Saturday, a 28-year-old man was subjected to a random breath test on Sowerby Street, Goulburn. He returned an alleged reading of 0.12 and was given a future court attendance notice for driving with mid-range PCA. He is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 14 October 2020. His licence was suspended on the spot.

At about 9:20 am on Saturday, a 22-year-old learner driver was subjected to a breath test on Bourke Street, Goulburn. He returned an alleged reading of 0.018 and was given an infringement notice for novice range PCA and his learner licence was suspended on the spot.

At about 12:30 am on Sunday, a 25-year-old provisional driver was subjected to a random breath test on Lisgar Street, Goulburn. She returned an alleged reading of 0.024 and was given an infringement notice for novice range PCA.

Also on Sunday, about 2:20 am, a 24-year-old woman was subjected to a random breath test on St Aubyn Road, Goulburn. She returned an alleged reading of 0.143 and was given a future court attendance notice for driving with mid-range PCA. She is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 and her licence was suspended on the spot.

“Not only are these people putting themselves at risk, they are endangering the lives of others,” said Inspector Hinton. “It’s simply not acceptable.”

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