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Unlicensed Drink Driver Nabbed at Port Pirie

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A Northern Territory man who has never held a driver’s licence has been reported for drink driving and issued a fine for breaching a 14-day COVID-19 self-isolation direction, after he was stopped at Port Pirie.

Yesterday, a police patrol stopped a man for a random breath test. The 42-year-old was reported for drink driving after allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.215. which is more than four times over the legal limit.

Police checks also revealed the Northern Territory man had never been recorded as holding a driver’s licence, in either the Northern Territory or South Australia.

Police also discovered the man had only entered South Australia in the last two days, and was breaching a COVID-19, 14-day self-isolation direction.

The man was reported for drink driving and driving while unlicensed, he was issued a 12-month instant disqualification from obtaining a driver’s licence and handed a $1060,00 ‘on the spot’ fine for breaching the COVID-19 direction.

His car was also impounded for 28 days.

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