Hobart driver records blood-alcohol level six times over the limit

A WOMAN has been caught driving with one of the highest blood-alcohol readings ever recorded in Tasmania. A concerned member of the public contacted police who pulled over the 37-year-old driver at Lauderdale on Hobart’s Eastern Shore at 1.30pm yesterday, police said. A breath analysis taken at Bellerive Police Station returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.359 per cent, seven times … Read More

$50 million drugs seized in huge Melbourne Airport bust

ALMOST $50 million of drugs has been seized and three men arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle the haul through Melbourne Airport. Three Malaysian nationals arrived at Melbourne Airport from Kuala Lumpur yesterday where a search discovered a concealment in three suitcases. A total of 55kg of methamphetamine and 18kg of heroin was allegedly found. “The potential street value for … Read More

Drugged drivers the new enemy

  Police have unveiled plans to reduce random breath testing but more than double the number of drug tests in the face of an “alarming” surge drug-driving. The strategy comes as new research reveals significantly fewer motorists are speeding and drink-driving but are driving while high on illicit drugs in rapidly growing numbers. Figures reveal a 40 per cent drop … Read More