Drink driver caught three times over limit in Baulkham Hills

Police are urging drivers to slow down and use caution in the current wet weather conditions, after a number of serious crashes across the state.

A 26-year-old p-plate driver also caught driving while more than three times over the blood alcohol limit in Baulkham Hills. 

He was stopped by police on Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills about 6.45pm on Saturday, January 26 and retured a blood alcohol reading of 0.164, three times over the blood alcohol limit.

Officers attended 127 major crashes on Australia Day, Saturday, January 26, where 46 people suffered injuries, but fortunately resulted in no deaths.

Over 800 motorists were detected speeding, and were issued speeding infringement notices, while more than 42,000 breath tests of drivers resulted in 47 people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Double demerits are in force for speeding, seatbelt/restraint and helmet offences until midnight tonight, Monday, 28 January 2013.

Police are urging all motorists to slow down and take care in the slippery conditions as well as to consider their travel plans.

Acting Superintendent Mark Cook, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, said motorists need to ensure they maintain focus on the roads in the weather conditions and remember the police presence out there this weekend.

“We have seen a number of serious crashes already in just two days into the long weekend resulting in serious injuries for some drivers.

“There has also been a significant number of people thinking they can drink alcohol and drive safely home, but are quickly finding out they can’t when stopped by police and charged for drink driving.

“With the current wet weather conditions in some parts of the state, we are asking motorists to take extra caution when driving and ensure they are well rested before starting out on their trip.

“These conditions are expected to deteriorate tomorrow and drivers are asked to consider their travel plans, including delaying them until conditions improve or not driving at all.

“We have extra police out there on our major highways as well as local officers patrolling their commands, so drivers need to be aware if they disobey the road rules, they are likely to be caught,” Acting Superintendent Cook said.

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