Tas man blows nearly five times over limit

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A driver in Tasmania has recorded a blood alcohol reading nearly five times over the legal limit.

Police intercepted the man's vehicle shortly after 3pm on Friday after it was spotted travelling in the wrong direction down a one-way street in Upper Burnie in the northwest of the state.

The 43-year-old driver, from Burnie, returned a positive alcohol test and was taken to Burnie Police Station.

Further breath analysis showed a reading of 0.241, nearly five times the legal limit.

The man was arrested and charged with numerous driving-related offences, including driving whilst under the influence of intoxicating liquor and exceed 0.05.

He was immediately disqualified from driving for two years and was bailed to appear in Burnie Magistrates Court on August 10.

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