Driver in a fine mess after drink-driving charge in Wanneroo

A man was charged with drink driving as he was leaving a police station. Picture: file image
A man was charged with drink driving as he was leaving a police station. Picture: file image

A MAN who visited Wanneroo police station to question a speeding fine last Wednesday left with a drink-driving charge after police breath tested him and alleged he was almost six times over the limit.

Police said the 54-year-old Girrawheen man arrived at the station in the middle of the afternoon.

First Class Constable Josh Egan-Reid said the man assured police he had not driven to the station after they smelled alcohol on him.

“But we followed him to a car, which he sat in and got (out) his keys,” he said.

“He gave us an incredibly high reading on the prelim (test), admitted driving and then with the council cameras I was able to establish he had actually driven there.”

The man allegedly returned a preliminary reading of 0.294 – almost six times the legal 0.05 limit.

Police charged him with driving under the influence.