Australia Day idiots reprimanded

THREE drivers have been punished after being caught either speeding, or drink-driving, or both, locally, on Australia Day.

Gawler police reported a 53-year-old man on Friday for allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.170 per cent and travelling 128km/h in an 80km/h zone.

No other details have been revealed, except that he was instantly disqualified from driving and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.

Just after 10pm on Friday, Nuriootpa patrols performing laser duties detected a Subaru station wagon travelling at 166 kilometres per hour in a 110kmh zone.

The driver, a 36-year-old Oakden man, who had three passengers in the car at the time, was issued a $1074 on-the-spot fine and had his licence disqualified for six months.

Meanwhile, a 39-year-old Mallala man was also arrested by Gawler police on Australia Day, charged with allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.166 per cent.

His car was also impounded for 28 days.


Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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