Bogged 4WD Onkaparinga Rivermouth, SA

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Anyone else see the footage this morning of the above. The salt water is well over the bonnet.
I'll try and work out how to add the photo.
Dean
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Reply By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:55

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:55
Hi Dean

Hope you can add the photo - I did a search and couldn't find one, however, found the attached news item on the ABC news site -

"Police say a man who bogged his four-wheel drive at the mouth of the Onkaparinga River in Adelaide's south yesterday was more than four times over the legal blood alcohol limit.
The man was attempting to cross the river mouth at Port Noarlunga South beach when he got stuck.
It is alleged he recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.201.
He has been charged with drink driving and will appear in the Christies Beach Magistrates Court at a later date"

Doubt whether the 4wd will be any good with all that salt. When last in Broome in July 2006, saw a similar thing happen, the 4WD had driven our on the wet sand and got caught by the incoming tide. It was some 10 or more hours later when it could be retrieved and it was very very sick!

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Follow Up By: Member - Jinki & Harry - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:57

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 16:57
sorry last par should read "out on the wet sand".

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Reply By: Member - AZOORC (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:03

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 17:03
Seen pics in the local paper.
How would have he gotten to the mouth in the first place?
I believe he was over the limit also which means no insurance and he is responsible for getting the car out.

Ahh it takes all sorts.

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Follow Up By: Krakka - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 06:16

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 06:16
The boat ramp at Pt. Noarlunga is used by the surf life saving club to access that part of the beach, public access is not allowed. Don't believe being sober would have made much difference, sand there is very soft.
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 18:33

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 18:33
Would he have got through if he was sober ?

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:38

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 19:38
Alcohol is a bit like diff locks. Get you further in, but no guarantee of getting out.
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Reply By: furph - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:24

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 20:24
Well we can all make a mistake.
But I would be challenging the legality of the BAC if that was taken on a non gazetted road.
Driving bleep is no excuse, but there are limits for Mr. Plods intrusion.
As for getting out of that mess........... ?
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Follow Up By: DIO - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:29

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:29
Someone drives a vehicle into the ocean. Sounds like the driver was incapable of making sound, logical, responsible decision. You question the integrity of Police because they pinched him for P.C.A. Come on get real. Thank goodness it wasn't head-on into another vehicle, pedestrian, house etc. Could have ended VERY UGLY. 'Play the sailor - pay the price' !!! The vehicle will be a write off. It is being dragged out tonight by an excavator.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:57

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:57
no "Mistake" about it
gawd knows how he drove there as theres no public access.

there might be access via the SLSC from memory but thats through gates

Ive never seen a vehicle there
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:50

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 21:50
In Vic you can be hooning around in your paddock in a dune buggy, but if you are over .05 you can be booked.

You can be asleep in the back seat of your car in a rest area, with the car keys in your back pocket, or sitting quietly on the bonnet having a fag; if over the limit you can be booked.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:29

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2009 at 22:29
Pretty draconian stuff eh !

Ive got this habit, when camped out woopwoop way, of laying on the roof rack looking at the stars through a empty Johnnie Walker bottle.
The campfire embers throwing shadows around the adjacent bush, the missus retired, planning tomorrows drive to the next camp site [probably still half cut] lol, and your saying some tosser can come along and book me.

Its UN-AUSTRALIAN,



Cheers......Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Member - T N (Qld) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 00:27

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 00:27
Dat called a kalideascope Lionel, When you fall off the car you kalide with the ground, blurry hurt's next day.
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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:04
Did I see that Aust had the lowest road fatality total since 1949 last year? May be draconian is the only way to keep us alive.

And yes I have four points up for what I saw as an honest mistake, but am prepared to wear it for the huge reduction in the road toll (read: Reduction in cost to the taxpayer in spades).

One thing that shook me many years ago. We were living in New Zulund, and the first oil shock hit (?about November 1974 I think), the first time world only had thirty years of oil left. The NZ Guvmint simply could not afford the oil import bill.

One of the things they did (among many) was slap an 80 kph speed limit on the open road. Even though distances are much less than here, that was draconian. But ... over the holiday period, the ambos, cops, hospitals etc had nothing to do. The road toll dived even faster than the balance of payments.

After that, I decided that sometimes thing have to change, even when we don't like them.

Max
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:50

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:50
Guess you'd have to ask why, really?

Fish don't cause chips, tho they often go together ;-}

So we have ...

Better roads
Better tyres
Better suspension and anti-slide systems
Better protective gear inside vehicles

All up, we have much better defensive and protective systems, so why the moral panic about speeding and the general lowering of speed limits?

FWIW, I ride a sportsbike to the conditions, not the posted limits.

Have done 70k km that way.

Usually close to double the advisories on the twisties.

Only crash was due to unmarked roadworks, at about 30 kph. Sand left on a curving road at the end of a bridge drop-off.

Whose fault?

K, rant over.
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Reply By: Dean - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:23

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:23
It was on the channel ten news last night.
At high tide the car was totally covered and some kids were on the roof doing bombs.
Apparently its going to be removed today, $$$$ who will pay?
Dean
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Follow Up By: sdtash - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:34

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:34
Pics would be nice. If ya could post em
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:10

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:10
Funny - that brings back a mental picture from ancient times. The Volkswagen distributors put together an ad (in the press, long before TV) showing a Volksy that had been stupidly driven on to wet sand near Outer Harbour.

It had floated out and returned with the tide next day. When a tow truck dragged it up off the beach, the ignition needed a quick dry out and the car was running again. The distributors reckoned it was pretty tough.

Maybe tougher than modern fourbys!

Max
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 23:14

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 23:14
Here is the photo from the AdvertiserImage Could Not Be Found
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