Driver blows five times legal limit

Acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says a woman driving in Bellevue on Sunday had a breath alcohol level of 1240 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath. Photo Supplied.

A driver who crashed into a parked car in Tauranga overnight was nearly five times the legal alcohol limit, says police.

Emergency services were called to the crash on Bellevue Road around 6.30pm.

Western Bay of Plenty road policing acting Senior Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the 34-year-old woman driver blew 1240 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath when police breath tested her at the scene.

The legal adult limit is 250 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.

Wayne says most people would not be able to walk, let alone drive with that level of blood alcohol.

He says no one was injured in the crash.



Posted on 20-03-2018 10:19 | By Told you

This is beyond belief, my solution is to impound the car, then make application to have the car crushed, if this is known to drivers they may think twice about the consequences of driving well over the limit. 500 micrograms over loss of the vehicle immediately .

Won't stop them

Posted on 20-03-2018 08:41 | By noj

If these people don’t worry about drinking and driving then taking their licence away will not stop them driving either. They’ll just carry on!

Hear! Hear!

Posted on 19-03-2018 18:45 | By morepork

It is good to see the general consensus here. The only way we can prevent this really selfish and thoughtless behaviour, is by making it seriously socially unacceptable. People who drink and drive are idiots, not heroes. Maybe 2 years loss of licence for every multiple over the limit? (That would be 4 years at twice the limit and 10 years in this case.) I hope this lady’s friends remind her of the terrible outcomes that could occur with this kind of self-indulgence.

Sometimes you have to take drastic action

Posted on 19-03-2018 12:47 | By earlybird

so I would like to see this person with a lifetime ban on driving before she kills someone. 5 times over the limit!!!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable.


Posted on 19-03-2018 12:32 | By kiwigirl41

You gotta be kidding....hope she loses her license for good...but we all know that’s not going to happen don’t we!!!!!

Ban for life

Posted on 19-03-2018 11:18 | By hapukafin

Crush the rest of his car and ban him from driving for life if the police is serious in bringing the road toll down.

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