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Breath test maxed out
Breath test maxed out

An intoxicated and unlicensed driver left Mullewa police dumbfounded when he blew a roadside breath tester off the charts.

Police said the 24-year-old man blew the preliminary tester to its maximum reading of 0.4 during a 6.20pm traffi c stop on November 25.

First Const. Chris Martin said the man was brought back to the police station for a second breath test and returned a reading of 0.317 β€” more than six times the legal limit.

First Const. Martin said it was even more concerning that the man appeared to have no visible signs of being affected by alcohol.

β€œHe was talking and walking fi ne and appeared sober as a judge β€” there were no visible defects at all,” he said.

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TOM DAVIS