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Whyalla Drink Driver detected

A man has lost his licence and will appear in court after being caught speeding and drink driving in Whyalla yesterday afternoon.

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About 1.30pm on Tuesday, June 30th, Whyalla patrols were conducting speed detection duties on McRitchie Crescent at Whyalla Stuart.  At this time they detected a white Ford sedan travelling at 74km/h in a signed 50km/h zone.

The driver submitted to a breath test where he returned a positive result of 0.132.  A 38-year-old man from Whyalla Stuart was reported for drink driving, he will be summonsed to appear at the Whyalla Magistrate Court at a later date.

He was issued with an immediate six-month immediate loss of licence and the Ford was impounded for 28 days.  He also received an expiation notice totalling $870, for exceeding the speed limit.