Far South Coast Local Area Command
Nine Alleged Young Drink Drivers Caught – South Coast
Police are expressing great disappointment at the behaviour of nine young motorists charged with drink driving on the State’s South Coast this morning.
Between 6.30 am and 9.05 am Police from Shoalhaven and Far South Coast Local Area Command were conducting Random Breath Testing on the Princes Highway near Bawley Point when the nine motorists were stopped.
It is believed they had all been attending a party in Bawley Point.
The offenders were all under 22 years of age and they are all from either the Bateman’s Bay or Ulladulla areas.
Those charged include:
- A 17-year-old girl from Broulee charged with Mid-range PCA (0.080)
- A 18-year-old man from Kalaru charged with Special-range PCA (0.020)
- A 18-year-old man from Tuross Head charged with Low-range PCA (0.050)
- A 21-year-old man from Malua Bay charged with Special-range PCA (0.025)
- A 22-year-old man from Malua Bay charged with Novice-range PCA (0.010)
- A 21-year-old man from Moroya charged with Mid-range PCA (0.080)
- A 18-year-old Batemans Bay woman charged with Special-range PCA (0.040)
- A 17-year-old Mystery Bay boy charged with Special-range PCA (0.020)
- A 20-year-old Cobargo man charged with Low-range PCA (0.075)
Commander of Far South Coast Local Area Command, Supt. Sean Gersbach expressed disappointment over the incident.
“This is a reminder to all that the effects of alcohol from the night before can still be in your system the following morning.”
“We re-enforce our message to all motorists to ere on the side of caution and if there is any chance at all that you may still be affected by alcohol, the simplest and safest solution is don’t drive.” Superintendent Gersbach said.