Bad dad caught drink driving on the school run south of Mandurah

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MOST of us have suffered a bad hangover – but usually it doesn’t cost us $400 like it did for one Mandurah dad.

Traffic enforcement Peel were conducting random breath tests near Austin Cove Baptist College after 8.15am this morning.

They pulled over a 50-year-old man with his primary school-aged son in the back.

He gave a initial roadside reading of 0.084 on the breath-test and a second reading of 0.073.

His excuse? A big drinking session the night before.

The man was fined $400 and received four demerit points.

Less than 0.05 is the legal limit in WA.

According to a Peel Traffic spokesman, to make matters worse, the driver of another car became “a bit peeved” officers were doing random breath tests that early in the morning.

The driver pulled out his phone to take a photo of police and have a whinge.

He was hit with a $400 fine and three demerits for using his phone while driving.

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