Drunk driver caught breaching coronavirus restrictions after automobile crash in South Australia

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A drunk 28-year-old Victorian man has been busted for allegedly breaching strict self isolation guidelines after he crashed his automobile whereas drink driving.

Police say they disqualified the 28-year-old man, who breached COVID-19 orders after coming into South Australia eight days in the past, that means he was underneath a compulsory 14-day self isolation order.

South Australia’s cprpnavirus restrictions order all travellers who enter the state to endure 14-days of self isolation and may solely go away their accomodation in the event that they require pressing medical consideration.

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At 6.30pm on Saturday, South Australia police have been known as to a avenue within the small metropolis of Port Augusta, the place the person had crashed his automobile right into a avenue signal.

He recorded a blood alcohol studying of 0.229, greater than 4 instances the authorized restrict.

Authorities and officers are so offended, South Australia Premier Steven Marshall mentioned he was “angry” on the man’s choice and authorities would “throw the book” at him.

Further investigations revealed he was additionally a disqualified driver.

The man was arrested and charged with drink-driving, driving whereas disqualified and aggravated driving with out due care.

He was issued with an additional 12 month lack of licence and fined $1060 for breaching a self-isolation order. His automobile was additionally impounded for 28 days.

He is because of entrance Port Augusta Magistrates Court in September.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall was livid in regards to the incident when he spoke to reporters on Sunday afternoon.

“We are absolutely angry that this Victorian has come across the border, done the wrong thing, broken the commitment that he made and then caught for drink driving,” Mr Marshall mentioned.

“The police in South Australia will absolutely throw the book at this individual.”

Police in South Australia have handed out a string of $1060 fines to folks breaching coronavirus restrictions over the previous two weeks, together with 16 people who attended a home get together in Port Augusta final week.

It comes amid Victoria’s worrying coronavirus spike of late, with 49 new instances recorded in a single day, the state’s worst outcome since early April.

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