‘Throw the book at him’: Man, 28, who was ‘four times over the limit’ when he crashed into a street sign is also fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions
- A Victorian driver blew 0.229 after hitting a sign in Port Augusta, South Australia
- The driver was told to isolate after entering South Australia eight days earlier
- The 28-year-old was found to be disqualified from driving when he was caught
A drink driver has been fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions and being four times over the limit after smashing into a sign in South Australia, police allege.
Police were called to Parkside Row in Port Augusta on Saturday evening where a Toyota sedan had mounted the kerb and hit a sign on the footpath.
The Victorian driver was breath tested at the scene and allegedly blew a reading of 0.229, with police checks finding the 28-year-old was also disqualified from driving.
He was charged with drink driving, driving while disqualified and aggravated driving without due care.
The driver was given an additional 12 month driving ban, with his car being impounded for 28 days.
A Victorian driver blew a reading of 0.229 (police ticket pictured) after hitting a sign in Port Augusta in South Australia
He will appear in Port Augusta Magistrates Court in September.
Police also found the man had entered South Australia from Victoria eight days earlier and had been told to self-isolate.
He was fined $1,060 for breaching the order.
South Australian premier Steven Marshall told 7News his government was fuming at the driver’s actions.
‘We are absolutely angry that this Victorian has come across the border, done the wrong thing, broken the commitment he made in terms of self-isolation and then caught for drink-driving,’ he said.
‘The police in South Australia will absolutely throw the book at this individual.’
The 28-year-old driver mounted a kerb on Parkside Row (pictured) and hit a sign on the footpath