Man caught twice drink driving on the same day

A 59 year old New Norfolk man faces serious driving charges after he was intercepted by police twice on the same day, driving whilst intoxicated.

Mid-morning today 11 December 2017, the man was intercepted in the business district of New Norfolk and was charged with high range drink driving (0.16) and not being the holder of a drivers licence. He was bailed to appear in court in January 2018. As a result of the charges, the man was also immediately disqualified from driving.

Soon after his release at 10:30, police discovered the man’s vehicle missing from the interception location.

From enquiries and the use of CCTV footage from a local business, police established that the man had returned to the vehicle with spare car keys and continued to drive it. Police located the vehicle on the eastern side of the New Norfolk Bridge, which resulted in a vehicle clamp being installed.

Just prior to 3pm police received calls from members of the public regarding a vehicle being driven in New Norfolk with a police clamp attached. The same male was intercepted a short time later in a residential area of New Norfolk nearby to school area.

The man now faces additional charges of driving without a licence, driving whilst disqualified and breaching bail. He remains in custody and will face court this evening or Tuesday.