Burnie man detected DUI after driving almost 5 times over the alcohol limit

A Burnie man has been charged after being detected driving almost five times over the alcohol limit.

Police intercepted a vehicle in Upper Burnie after it was seen travelling in the wrong direction on a one-way street about 3pm yesterday.

The driver, a 43-year-old Burnie man, returned a positive alcohol test and was transported to the Burnie Police Station.

A further breath analysis revealed his reading to be 0.241, almost five times the legal limit.

The man was arrested and charged with numerous driving-related offences, including driving whilst under the influence of intoxicating liquor and exceed 0.05.

He was immediately disqualified from driving for two years and was bailed to appear in the Burnie Magistrates Court on 10 August.

Police encourage members of the public to report driving offences they witness to assist with making Tasmanian roads safe.

Information relating to driving behaviour can be reported to police by dialling 131 444 and providing as much information as possible, such as registration, colour, make of vehicle, location and time.