Drink Drivers Caught

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Three drivers were caught allegedly drink driving over the weekend across the region.

On Friday, police stopped, a 26-year-old unlicensed man from Port Augusta for a mobile driver test.  He returned a positive result of 0.261 and was arrested and charged with drink driving and driving disqualified.

The driver was refused police bail and was remanded in custody and appeared before the Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Friday where he was remanded in custody to reappear on July 16th.

Two drivers also lost their licence in the Mid North after being pulled over for mobile driver testing in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The first driver, a 28-year-old Jamestown man, returned a positive result of 0.116.  He was reported for drink driving and issued with an instant six-month loss of licence.

The second driver returned a positive breath test and was taken to the Port Pirie Police Station for further breath analysis.

However, he failed to comply with the direction to submit to a breath analysis test at the station. He was reported for the offence and issued with an immediate 12-month loss of licence.

Both men will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court at a later date.

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