ROSEBUD police called to a collision on Melbourne Road, Sorrento, last Thursday (5 August) were surprised when the offending driver blew 0.236 per cent, almost five times the legal limit, at 9 o’clock in the morning.
The male, in his 20s, is expected to be charged on summons with several driving offences, including use of a mobile phone while driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and drink-driving. His licence was immediately suspended.
Senior Constable Shaun Williams said it was “by the grace of God that no-one was killed” in the lead-up to the intercept.
“Luck was the only difference today between a tow truck and the coroner’s van,” he said.
“It’s that simple. Even if you’ve had a sleep after a big night out don’t assume you’ll be right to drive. If you even need to think about it get a taxi or an Uber. It’s a damned sight cheaper than the alternative.”