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P-plater caught drink-driving twice | The West Australian

A man has been caught drink driving twice on the same morning, despite holding a licence that bars him getting behind the wheel after consuming any alcohol.

The 26-year-old was clocked travelling 116 km/h in a 60 zone on the Hume Highway at Liverpool at 9.50 am on Boxing Day.

Police pulled the black Volkswagen Polo over. He was not able to produce his P-plate licence.

Inquiries revealed the Cartwright man’s licence had been suspended that morning, with St George Highway Patrol officers having pulled him over and charged him with mid-range drink driving at 5.45 am.

Officers from Liverpool Highway Patrol arrested him and he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.019 at Green Valley Police Station.

P-platers are not permitted to drive with any blood alcohol content.

The man was charged with three offences and will appear before Liverpool Local Court on January 27.

Earlier in the day, another P-plater was caught driving 142 km/h in a 60 zone on the Western Distributor at Pyrmont. The 17-year-old Auburn boy has been charged and his licence suspended.

The same morning, a 72-year-old man was detected driving on a suspended licence three times in two hours and 15 minutes in Coffs Harbour.

NSW Police are conducting a holiday road blitz until January 3.

They have issued 2108 speeding tickets and charged 119 people with drink-driving since Christmas Eve.

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