• Tony Bosworth

Australia Day arrest for Windsor man charged with high range drink driving at Wilberforce

Hawkesbury Police say they are very concerned about the conduct of some drivers who continue to ignore advice and warnings about the danger of drink driving, after the arrest of a man on Tuesday.

Police will allege that a 24-year-old Windsor man was seen driving in Wilberforce around 8:20pm on Australia Day when his manner of driving came to the attention of patrolling police.

After a roadside breath test returned a positive alcohol reading, he was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.229, which is a High Range reading. High Range kicks in at 0.150.

The man’s driving licence was suspended immediately and he will appear before Windsor Local Court to answer the charge.

“Driving with alcohol seriously impairs driving skills,” Hawkesbury Police Chief Inspector Garry Sims APM said.

“Alcohol can slow reflexes, which can decrease the ability to react swiftly to changing situations. Alcohol can slow eye muscle function, alter eye movement, and alter visual perception, possibly resulting in blurred vision. Night vision and colour perception also can be impaired,” said the Chief Inspector.

“Don’t be a danger to yourself and others! And be prepared to say to a friend or family member - don't drink and drive.”

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