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A P-plate driver stopped in Casino on Saturday for a breath test told the cops he’d had ‘one beer’.

But police allege that when he was taken back to the police station he tested five times over the legal limit.

Police stopped the driver on Barker Street for a breath test.

The 32-year-old Kyogle man provided a positive breath test and was taken to Casino Police Station, where he allegedly told police that he had drunk ‘one beer’.

But they allege his breath analysis was almost five times higher than the legal limit for a fully licensed driver.

The 32 year old was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for High Range PCA and had his license suspended. He will appear in Casino Local Court in December.

A police spokesperson said he was ‘one of many people arrested over the weekend for driving with alcohol and drugs in their system,’ and advise drivers that ‘penalties for these offences include fines, licence disqualification and jail time.’

‘You are also at a high risk of crashing and injuring yourself or an innocent person. ‘

‘Police will be out in force over the next few weeks in an attempt to reduce road trauma, so if you are under the influence of alcohol or drug please leave your keys in your pocket,’ the spokesperson said.


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