Young driver allegedly more than three times legal limit

A 23-YEAR-old man was allegedly caught drink driving more than three times the legal limit.

Moranbah police intercepted a vehicle on Moranbah Access Road about 1.24am on July 5 for a random breath test.

The driver, a Cannonvale man, allegedly returned a positive result and later provided an alleged reading of 0.178 per cent BAC at the police station.

His drivers licence was immediately suspended and has been ordered to appear at Moranbah Magistrates Court on July 30.

Senior Sergeant Adam Dyer said the driver was also charged with displaying false number plates on his vehicle.

“It is really disappointing that someone would (allegedly) take the risk of driving while so heavily intoxicated, doing so places themselves and other road users at serious risk,” he said.

“Moranbah Police would like to remind drivers that driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have tragic consequences.

“Losing your licence could cost you your job or crashing your car could be far worse.”