Drink driver causes power outages in Whyalla

June 19, 2024 11:27 am in by

The culprit behind a lengthy power outage in Whyalla has been arrested and charged.

Around 6:30 pm on Monday, 17 June, police were called to Broadbent Terrace after reports a car had crashed into a stobie pole, and the driver had fled the scene.

The 27-year-old owner of the car was found at a house in Whyalla Jenkins, where he was breath tested and returned a positive result of 0.097.

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He’s lost his licence for six months and is facing charges including aggravated driving without due care, drink driving, and driving an unregistered vehicle.