Perth driver nabbed twice for drink-driving

The crash scene.
The crash scene.

A MAN almost five times over the legal blood alcohol concentration limit didn’t learn his lesson the first time police nabbed him behind the wheel in Perth.

A 66-year-old male driver allegedly crashed into a building in Forrestfield about 9pm on Saturday.

He blew a 0.239 BAC and was issued a disqualification notice and charged for drink-driving.

Police drove the man home but he later returned to the crash scene in a truck.

Police returned to the scene – but so did the driver.

A spokesman for WA Police said: “He was taken home by the police officers, who then returned to the crash scene to undertake further assessment of the scene.

“While at the scene of the crash the officers noticed an Isuzu truck arrive, and will be alleged it was being driven by the man they had just taken home,” he added.

“The truck was stopped, and the driver arrested. The man failed a preliminary breath test and was taken to Forrestfield Police Station where it will be alleged he failed a second, evidentiary breath test – recording a reading of 0.225%.”

The driver was again charged with drink-driving, as well as having no authority to drive.

His truck was impounded for 28 days and the man is due to appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on Monday.