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A sports car driver will be caught for alleged drink-driving at high distances after being taken twice at approximately two-hour intervals across Canberra. In one case, the driver allegedly must have been more than four times the legal limit. In a statement, ACT Policing said they were patrolling the city of Canberra in the early hours of Saturday when they stopped a Nissan 350Z driven by a 34-year-old man from Weston. Police checks revealed that the vehicle was allegedly unregistered before officers performed an exhalation test on the driver. He recorded a positive result for alcohol and was taken to the city police station, where he allegedly registered 0.202 grams of alcohol per. 210 liters of breath, which is more than four times the legal limit of 0.05. The man’s driving license was revoked for 90 days via an immediate notice of suspension. He was released from custody and ordered to return home. About two hours later around 5:10 a.m., police saw the same Nissan 350Z being driven in Deakin. Police stopped the car and identified the driver as the same man. Respiratory analysis at City Station reportedly resulted in 0.159 grams of alcohol per 210 gallons of breath. The man remained in custody at the ACT Watch House and will face ACT Magistrates Court on November 12. He is charged with two counts of driving in a car with alcohol in his blood, two counts of using an unregistered car and one for driving in a blockade. MORE NEWS ABOUT JUSTICE AND CRIMINALITY: The incident comes less than a week after a similar incident involving a Gilmore man driving a Holden Commodore. ACT Road Police Detective Inspector Donna Hofmeier issued a stern reminder to drivers not to drink and drive. “If you drink and drive, you take risks,” she said. “The risk of injuring or killing someone else. The risk of dying in a crash. The risk of being caught by the police.” Detective Inspector Hofmeier said as the Melbourne Cup approached, she urged people to choose to drink or drive, but not both. “Furthermore, and I really can not believe I have to say this: If we catch you drunk driving and your driver’s license is revoked, do not put yourself in your car to drive yourself home,” she said. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:


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