THE female partner of a man who blew more than three times the legal limit blasted police for “wasting our time”.
Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over the 51-year-old Skye man in McClelland Drive, 9.15pm, Wednesday 31 July. After blowing positive he was asked to return to Carrum Downs police station for an evidential breath test. There the woman “became abusive towards the testing officer, setting a poor example for the young teenage girl in the back seat”, Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said.
The man blew 0.159 per cent – or more than three times the limit – and had his licence immediately suspended. When they were leaving the station the woman “again started swearing and abusing the processing officer in the company of the teenage girl”.
Senior Constable Wolfe said her philosophy “appeared to be that police were wasting their time doing this to them, and should be out catching criminals instead”.
“The officer rightly pointed out that the highway patrol was specifically tasked to reduce road trauma, and that removing her drunk driver from the road was helping do just that.”
The man’s new company car with only 300 kilometres on the speedo was impounded.
He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date.