Victoria Police: Melbourne rideshare driver caught driving at four times legal blood alcohol limit
An Uber driver recorded a shocking blood alcohol level after being pulled over by police with a passenger in the car.
An Uber driver in Melbourne was caught driving after being over four times the blood alcohol limit, with a passenger in his car.
The man from Craigieburn, 50, was driving erratically and crossing an undivided central road line around 4 a.m. on Sunday in Melbourne’s far north.
The driver was taken to a police station where he gave a breathalyzer test of 0.217.
His license was immediately suspended and his vehicle impounded for 30 days at a cost of $ 895.
He is expected to be charged on a subpoena at a later date.
The driver permanently lost access to the application, the passenger benefiting from the assistance of the company.
A spokesperson for Uber said the company has zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
“We have a zero tolerance approach to alcohol or drugs on the app, which all partner drivers agree to when they sign up to use the Uber app,” she said. declared.
“The safety of all users and members of the community is something we take very seriously and proof of alcohol consumption will result in the permanent loss of a driver-partner of the app. “
Police will target impaired driving, speeding, distraction and fatigue in high-risk areas of Metropolitan Melbourne and the Victoria region during the holiday period.