'Barely conscious' drunk driver's blood alcohol read too high for breathalyser
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A Perth driver has been charged by police after officers were unable to conduct a roadside breath test because his blood alcohol reading was too high for their portable breathalyser machine.
Traffic police stopped the man, 51, on Wednesday as he was driving on Croyden Road in Roleystone just before 11:00am.
Officers said when they approached the car, the driver was barely conscious and had bottles of alcohol lying on the front seat and floor of the car.
"It appeared he'd stocked the front seat of his party bus so he'd never run out," police said in a statement.
The Kelmscott man was taken to the Armadale police station for further breath testing using different machinery, where police were able to obtain a reading.
I love all the chasers he has too (or does alcohol come in coke bottles in Australia)?
It doesn't, but a common thing people do when they don't have glasses or anything to mix in is to grab a big bottle of soft drink or juice, drink some of it and then fill up the difference with alcohol
The Kelmscott man was taken to the Armadale police station for further breath testing using different machinery, where police were able to obtain a reading
I would have taken him to the hospital. Wtf. Could have been dying from alcohol poisoning for all they knew.
Frankly, I'm more impressed this guy managed to get this drunk and still be conscious at the age of 51.
Alcoholics are a sad sight to behold. During my police ridealong we had a 911 call about a slumped in man from a concerned tram conductor, we arrived along with a ambulance suv only to find out he was actually really drunk and didn't even know where he was.
More on topic: holy shit I hope they revoked his licence and im very glad that they caught him before he was able to cause a fatal accident to either himself or to someone else with that amount of alcohol consumed.
More likely than at age 21 because, by 51, tolerance has built up. Doesn't make them any less impaired, but it does explain why he's still conscious when a 21 yaer old would have passed out way before getting there.
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