Man charged with high range drink driving in Smithton

Police have charged a man with high range drink driving after he was detected driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.180% in Smithton.

At around 5pm last Thursday police responded to a report regarding the manner of the man’s driving on Nelson Street, Smithton.

The 32-year-old man from Smithton underwent a breath analysis test at the Smithton Police Station and returned a reading of 0.180%. Due to the extreme reading given by the man, he was issued an immediate disqualification from driving for 24 months and bailed to appear in court at a later date.

Police would like to thank the members of the public for their assistance.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn’t already spoken to police, is asked to call Smithton Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at, information can be provided anonymously.