DRUNK AT WHEEL: 20yo Learner driving four times over limit
A 20-YEAR-OLD novice driver has had her license immediately suspended after being apprehended driving more than four times the legal limit.
On Tuesday at approximately 10.45pm, police issued on the spot license suspensions after intercepting a vehicle on High St.
"A 37 year old Stanthorpe man was charged with mid-range drink driving (0.130 per cent) after being detected providing instruction to another driver, a 20 year old Stanthorpe woman (0.217 per cent) who was also recorded with a high range reading," Sgt Gleeson said.
"Both drivers have had immediate driver's license suspensions.
"This is a timely reminder for drivers providing instruction to learner drivers, that they are technically in charge of the vehicle and can be charged for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while undertaking that role.
"So any plans you may have had to get your kids to drive you home from a night out over Christmas need to be changed."
Over the weekend and two Stanthorpe men, one aged 26 and the other 29 were charged after being detected driving under the influence of drugs.
The following day, Sunday, December 1, a 26 year old Plainlands man was discovered with a methamphetamine pipe while travelling along the New England Highway at Cottonvale.
An 18-year-old Allora man will front Stanthorpe Magistrates Court after police located a taser and flick knife in his vehicle travelling through Applethorpe.