This follows a weekend of bookings of drink drivers in the area, some of whom returned high range readings.
. – Police charged a 30-year-old Riverwood man with high range drink driving after he was stopped in Robertson Street, Sutherland, on Sunday morning. When tested at Sutherland Police Station he allegedly returned a reading of 0.248, almost five times over the limit.
The P-plate driver had been stopped by Miranda Police for a mobile random breath test at 1.10 am. His licence was confiscated and he was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice.
– Police stopped a 48-year-old Gymea woman for a mobile breath test at 3.10 am on Sunday after they observed a vehicle swerving along President Avenue, Gymea.
She was tested at Sutherland Police Station, allegedly returning a reading of 0.167. She had her licence cancelled and will appear at Sutherland Court this month.
– A 39-year-old Bundeena woman was stopped at about 1.30 am last Saturday in Rawson Avenue, Sutherland. She allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.183.
– A 42-year-old Engadine woman was stopped at about 12.05 am on Sunday on the Princes Highway, Engadine. She allegedly failed the roadside breath test and was taken to Sutherland Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.071.
Miranda Police have increased random mobile breath testing in their Local Area Command.
Local Area Commander Superintendant Michael O’Toole said that in July, 683 mobile breath tests were done, with 10 PCA (prescribed concentration of alcohol) offences detected – or one PCA offence for every 68 mobile tests.
“The message to road users is very clear,” he said. “Miranda Police will continue their efforts to ensure that irresponsible and dangerous drivers are removed from our roads.
“I find it very disappointing that people still run the risk of endangering their lives and of those who share the roads with them. If so If people think they can sneak home via the back streets they will be detected and put before the courts.”