Two People, One Car, Four DUI's: Australian Couple Both Charged With Drunk Driving Twice In One Day

April 2, 2013


A couple in Australia managed to score four drunk driving charges in one day after repeatedly switching drivers after one of them would get pulled over and breathalized. Problem solving: they're not very good at it. Terrifying pedestrians, yes.

Dunwich police conducted a road side breath test on a female driver in Snapper Street, Point Lookout about 1pm.

The 27-year-old recorded a reading of .126 per cent and was charged with drink driving.

A short time later police stopped the same car which was now being driven by the passenger, a 34-year-old man from Redbank Plains.

He recorded a breath test reading of .110 per cent and was also charged with drink driving.

The couple were released but shortly afterwards the man was observed by police in Point Lookout driving the vehicle again.

The man again recorded a positive breath test and was charged with drink driving as well as driving while suspended.

Incredibly the couple returned to their vehicle and the woman again got behind the wheel.

They were again stopped by police and the woman was n charged with drink driving and driving while suspended.

Wow, two drunk driving charges apiece in one day, that...probably shouldn't even be possible. After the first one authorities should have dropped them off in the desert so they have to walk back to town and sober up. Or get lost, walk the wrong way for 12 miles, then die of dehydration or an animal attack. Just like in the movies.

Thanks to Mike L, who agrees a taxi might have been a good idea. Or jetpacks.

  • Alvin Payne

    Very crazy. Sounds like they are in need of a good dui lawyer in bend or or in wherever. GEt on that.

  • John Stanman

    That's just dum. Look at this drunk driver going all over the road He is going to need a good lawyer after everything is finished.

  • This does not help to change the world's stereotypical view of Australians.

  • Mike Lloyd

    The thing about stereotypes is there has to be some element of truth or trend to them for them to exist in the first place :)

  • YoullFloatToo

    What the hell? In B.C. Canada, If you get pulled over and blow over .08 BAC: Your car is towed on the spot and held at the impound lot for 1 month (about $1000), your license is revoked for 3 months at the end of which you pay $750 to get it back. You cannot drive again until you get an Interlock device installed in your car ($2000), which must stay installed and you must blow into in order to start your car, and at random intervals while driving. You have to have this installed in any car you wish to drive for 12 months. If you try to start your car while intoxicated, your time gets reset and you get charged money (too many times and they take your license away). 12 months of clean driving and the device can be removed. During that 12 months you must attend a 16 hour responsible driver program ($1000) which you must pass or your license is taken away. The only up side, is no criminal charges are laid. But all that money, hassle and embarrassment is an effective deterrent.


    Is there a particular reason why Australian police release drunk drivers rather than arresting them...?

  • Mike Lloyd

    Like the guy that staggers from the pub, staggers to a car and spends 15 minutes fumbling with keys and falling over while police watched..... Finally he gets in the car and they haul him back out and use the breathalizer on him.. he blows a 0.00. They look at him and say " You're not the slightest bit drunk, what's going on?" To which he replies " Sorry Officer, I'm tonights designated decoy"

    But in answer to your question .05 is the limit where this happened. They were not so drunk as to be arrested for drunken behaviour, they were released on their own recognisance to not drive again... both failed.


    Thanks for the info.

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    That's dedication

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  • I hope they don't drive to court drunk.

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