Passenger charged after police stopped learner driver

A PASSENGER in a car with a learner driver was charged after recording a 0.268% blood alcohol reading.

The car was stopped at Evans Ave, North Mackay about 9.30pm on Monday.

A 17-year-old man with a learner's permit was driving the car, his passenger was a 33-year-old man from McEwens Beach.

Police said the passenger was affected by alcohol and he went back to the Mackay Police Station where a test revealed a reading of 0.268%.   

The McEwens Beach man has been charged with being "in charge" of a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of liquor.

He will appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court on December 10 to have the matter heard.

Mackay police reminded residents that to appropriately instruct a learners licence holder, you must have held an opens drivers licence for a continuous period of twelve months and also not exceed the 0.05% limit. 


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