A TEENAGER from Corop blew a breath alcohol reading of .136 after being caught with a woman hiding on the floor of his car at the weekend.
Police are still shaking their heads in disbelief that someone who had had their licence for just three months could have such disregard for the law and the lives of other passengers in the vehicle.
Sergeant Geoff Annand from Bendigo’s highway patrol said the Corop teenager, an 18-year-old male, was just one of three drink-drivers caught at the weekend.
“On Saturday morning, at 12.15am, on the Northern Highway at Rochester an 18-year-old male from Corop failed to dip his headlights to an oncoming police car,” Sergeant Annand said.
“He was pulled over and found to have five passengers in the vehicle with a 19-year-old female hiding on the rear seat floor.
“The driver’s breath alcohol reading was .136.
“He had his licence immediately suspended, his car impounded for being overloaded and he will face court for drink-driving and other traffic offences.”
The other passengers in the vehicle included two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds.
“For a young person with a licence for only three months, I’m glad we’ve got him off the road,” Sergeant Annand said.
“He doesn’t deserve to have a licence.”
Sergeant Annand said police intercepted another drink-driver at 12.55am on Saturday.
“A 28-year-old male from Bendigo turned off before police at a roadblock in High Street,” he said.
“He was found in a dead-end street and was unlicensed and returned a breath alcohol reading of .153.
“He will be charged on summons.”
A 35-year-old man from Kangaroo Flat was also caught-drink driving in the early hours of Sunday.
“He was observed leaving the One Tree Hill Hotel in Retreat Road, Spring Gully,” Sergeant Annand said.
“His breath alcohol reading was .196.
“Obviously these people don’t watch the news or read the papers because otherwise they’d understand that such high readings can lead to very serious consequences.”