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Drink-driver loses licence

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October 06, 2017

Tatura police have caught four drink-drivers in the past four weeks, including one driver last Sunday night.

Tatura police Leading Senior Constable Kevin Ingram said a white Holden sedan was stopped on Lenne St, Mooroopna, at 11.09pm.

Ldg Sen Const Ingram said a Mooroopna woman, 58, returned a positive breath test and was taken to Shepparton police station, where she allegedly blew .116. Police said the woman had her licence suspended immediately and would be summonsed to Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on November 10.

Ldg Sen Const Ingram said the woman’s car would be impounded for 30 days, costing the driver from $760 up to $1000.

‘‘Once you’re at .1 per cent or above, we are required to impound your vehicle,’’ he said.

‘‘If you have a full licence and blow between .05, but less than .07, and have no prior convictions, you will be fined $476 and lose 10 demerit points.

‘‘But if you’re 25 years or under and blow between that level, you will automatically lose your licence.’’

Ldg Sen Const Ingram said if any drink drivers had prior traffic convictions in the past 10 years, the automatic loss of licence period was doubled.

‘‘It’s so we don’t have deaths on the roads... we’ll always be out and about, so don’t do the wrong thing,’’ he said.

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