What are my odds of being arrested for Drink Driving?

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What are my odds of being arrested for Drink Driving?

 

Over 9300 Drivers monthly lose their licence's in Australia for exceeding the legal Blood Alcohol Limit.

Australia enjoys the 5th highest per person car ownership rate in the world, with 745 Cars per 1000 people.

The Australian State of Victoria was the first to introduce, Random Breath Testing in 1976.
By the year 1977 the Victorian Police Force (the first to introduce testing) was testing almost 20,000 Victorian drivers annually.

Today almost 12.5 Million Australian's drivers are tested for Blood Alcohol each year.

 

In Victoria alone over 33,000 Alcohol interlock devices (in the previous 5 years), have been fitted following drink driving convictions (VicRoads).

Over 110,000 Australian's were prosecuted in 2010 for exceeding the legal Blood Alcohol limit.

The following table depicts selected states & the number of drivers prosecuted for exceeding the legal Blood Alcohol Limit during 2010.

 

State                Drivers Prosecuted in 2010

N.S.W.               26,918

QLD                  32,532

S.A.                   10,252

TAS                     5,946

VIC                    16,946

W.A.                  19,339

 

New South Wales, Queensland & Western Australian drivers had the highest number of Blood Alcohol prosecutions.

 

Tasmanian drivers had the dubious honor of the highest number of driver prosecutions per capita.

GOLD COAST BULLETIN NEWS: Police have charged 19 people with drink driving after a traffic operation in Surfers Paradise overnight. Operation Ember was set up on the Gold Coast Highway.

 

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: A disgraced Cop has told a court that he accepted full responsibility for high range drink-driving but has appealed the severity of his 12-month jail sentence.

 

ABC ONLINE NEWS: Tasmania's Deputy Premier, has been disqualified from driving after pleading guilty in the Magistrates Court in Hobart to drink driving.

 

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN: A woman who resigned from the WA Police eight days ago has admitted driving at more than four times the 0.05 alcohol limit when she was a serving officer.

 

HERALD SUN: Police have impounded a car for 30 days under anti-hooning laws. The man blew over the limit in a Police breathalyzer test but Police did not release the Police breathalyzer reading.

 

GLADSTONE OBSERVER: Sergent Devlin said Police would be relentless in testing drivers. "If you drink and drive, at some stage you will get caught".

 

NINEMSN: An off duty Police officer has allegedly been caught drink driving with three children in the car on the NSW mid north coast.

 

THE MANLY DAILY: Manly Police breath tested more than 5000 drivers last month, more than 160 a day. Manly Police plan to increase the number of Police breathalyser tests in future.

 

THE CAIRNS POST: A total of 1367 motorists were caught over the limit in the past financial year in the Cairns area. Across the far north over 2500 drink drivers were charged. More than 146,000 roadside Police breathalyzer tests were conducted in Cairns in the past financial year.

 

BRISBANE TIMES: Police Blitz nabs 76 drivers in operation Stopper. A Police crackdown about Brisbane CBD & surrounds in the early hours of Saturday & Sunday conducted 4471 random Police breathalyzer Tests.

 

Over 9300 Drivers monthly loose their licence's in Australia for exceeding the legal Blood Alcohol Limit.

 

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(Data courtesy: The New South Wales Police Force, The Queensland Police Force, The South Australian Police Force, The Tasmanian Police Force, The Victorian Police Force, The Western Australian Police Force. The Seven Network, Wikipedia, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation & The Australian Bureau of Statistics).

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