July 27, 2023

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Police have charged a man with high range drink driving after he allegedly drove a ride on mower almost four times the legal limit in Ingham last weekend.

It will be alleged shortly before 1am on Sunday, July 23, police observed a ride on mower being driven in the wrong direction along Herbert Street.

Police pulled over the vehicle before the driver allegedly returned a positive roadside breath test.

A 51-year-old Ingham man was issued a notice to appear on one count of drink driving (BAS 0.191).

He is expected to appear at Ingham Magistrates Court on September 7.

Senior Sergeant Robert Nalder, Officer in Charge of Townsville’s Highway Patrol said, it’s lucky the man hadn’t caused a serious incident.

“If you’re drinking, please don’t get behind the wheel of any vehicle,” Senior Sergeant Robert Nalder said.

“This might seem like a funny incident, but the harsh reality is that if police hadn’t been there to intervene, we could have been dealing with a serious traffic crash.

“It is a choice that motorists make to drink drive. And that decision can have catastrophic consequences for other road users and their families.

“We urge all motorists, please make the right choice,” Senior Sergeant Robert Nalder said.

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