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Teenage Learner-Driver Drink Driving


A teenage learner-driver faces a string of charges after doing laps of a roundabout in Adelaide and then crashing his car as he tried to escape from police.

He might not have been in this situation if his parents bought him a breathalyser.

 Police said the 16-year-old was spotted at suburban Richmond just after midnight (CST) today doing several laps of a roundabout.

A patrol tried to stop him but he sped off with police giving chase. Soon after he lost control of his Honda sedan, crashing into a building.

He was reported for driving to evade police, breaching his learners’ conditions and drink-driving after a breath test returned a reading of 0.143.

The teenager will appear in the Youth Court at a later date.

Parents of teenagers should no doubt take steps to ensure that their child does not make the same mistake of drink driving, ever. Education is very important, but other steps that can be taken is buying your teenager a breathalyser.

Testing yourself with a breathalyser after a few drinks before you drive can make a whole world of difference. It will test your BAC and tell you whether or not it is safe to drive.

Breathalysers such as the AlcoSense Verity Personal Breathalyser are a suitable choice for new breathalyser users. It’s reliable, affordable, and easy to use.

You should never risk driving after having a few drinks. Know your limit and always test yourself with a breathalyser.

*Source* “The Herald Sun

Michael D'Angelo

Michael's passion and background in marketing, research, mental health awareness, and youth brings in a fresh perspective to the team. From his degree in marketing, Michael is aware how easily one may fall prey to advertising and peer pressure- enabling him to write dedicated content about specific topics pertaining to youth, and alcohol and drug usage.