Two arrested for drink-driving

TWO people, including an international tourist, were arrested by local police after being caught drink-driving in Willaston and Mallala in separate incidents last Friday.

The tourist, a 28-year-old woman, allegedly produced a blood alcohol level of 0.146 – almost three times the legal limit – after she was stopped by police on Main North Road, Willaston, just after midnight, for driving an unregistered and uninsured car.

The woman was arrested for drink driving and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and was further issued a six-month immediate loss of licence.

She was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on May 18.

Meanwhile, a 32-year-old Mallala man was detected with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.207 – more than four times the limit – when he was stopped and breath-tested by police on Dew Street, Mallala, just after 12pm the same day.

The man was arrested for drink driving and issued a 12-month immediate loss of licence, but was bailed to attend the Elizabeth Magistrates Court at a later date.


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.