Breathalizer

Submitted: Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 22:00
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You never know when

Have only been breathalized about once a year in SA over past 10 years.
A week ago 70 k north of the Alice 35 K east of Stuart highway on strip bitumen plenty highway just on dusk

2 Police vehiclesI thought what the hell do they want.
Good evening sir this is a random breath test

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Luv a frothy but always wait until you make camp
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Daz
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 22:41

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 22:41
Gidday Daz

You’re a long way behind. A few years back I had to meet a couple of friends in Meekatharra before heading off into the bush north of there.

By the time I got back to Victoria I was breathalized 8 times.

The last one was just West of Eucla where I was pulled over once again. I mentioned to the copper, that with all this huffin’ and puffin’ a fella hasn’t had time to have a drink!

It turned out they were having a blitz on interstate plates.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 23:09

Friday, Jun 18, 2010 at 23:09
Not long after the New Year was breatherlized between Witchelina and Farina SA heading to Lyndhurst from William Creek. Cop on the side of the road in a Troopy miles from nowhere blues flashing, about 2 in the afternoon.

Wife looked at me, and I at her and we shrugged our shoulders......

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Reply By: SDG - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 00:12

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 00:12
Last time I got breathalized I had a low reading. Problem was I had nothing to drink, except coffee. Apparently the sugar in coffee, can give you a reading. (Ferments in stomach as told by officer) Admitadely you need to drink a lot, which back then I did. Wonder what all these energy drinks with their high content of sugar will do?
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Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale (VIC - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 04:00

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 04:00
There wouldn't be so many Breatho's out there if there wasn't so many idiots on the road.It would be great to have a few as you cruise through aus but as Daz says you are better off waiting until you set up camp.

Travel safe. Boof
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 07:47

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 07:47
Many years ago as a Taxi owner operator with my parents. Just out of town at one of the little country halls a young lad was holding his 18th birthday party, We ferried kids back and forth all evening into town and back with more grog. A group of young girls had booked for us to pick them up at 12.30 am the next morning. So out of town I go(only about 15k's) to wait for them. One the way out I'm pulled up by the Coppers and breathalyze, while other vehicles drive past in both directions. It was one of the local boys, so ask why he was testing me when there were other road users that would more than likely be over, his answer, "it is a random Breathe test sir"
I left shaking my head. On the return trip ten minutes later I am tested again while vehicles that were at the hall were not stopped..
Apart from those two times I have never been Breathalyze in 27 years of driving.



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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 07:55

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 07:55
That is what I would call a good community copper ;)

An out of town copper would have the Local Magistrates work for the next couple of weeks overloaded and the local community offside.






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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:36

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:36
Sounds like you were the designated decoy.

The $20 that was spent on the cab fair was probably the cheapest insurance the local lads could have bought.
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:48

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:48
Hadn't though of that LOL.
Makes sense. Hmmm
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Follow Up By: Fatso - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 15:11

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 15:11
One of my drivers (taxi) got pulled up 4 times in an hour at a random breath test set up. It was the same copper every time. He had a polite go at the copper on the fourth time about what was going on. The copper then realised that he probably was under the limit (0 for taxi drivers) & decided to not test him on that occasion.
The most I have been pulled up is 2 times in one night by the same copper at the same place. He never tested me the second time when I reminded him I had already been tested.
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Reply By: Outback Gazz - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 09:11

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 09:11
Howdy Daz

About ten / eleven years ago the local copper at the time at Oodnadatta set up a breathalizer a 1/4 of the way into the Simpson Desert just over a sand hill out of sight and got 90 % of the drivers heading across the desert for the Birdsville races - That's dedication for you !! They must have required his services elsewhere because very soon after his hard working efforts in the desert he was transfered !

Happy Travelling

Gazz
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Follow Up By: Dasher Des - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:28

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:28
I actually know that cop and a more dedicated bloke to the job you would never find. Driving over the limit and under age drivers (some as low as 12 years old) were frequent happenings. He is based at Victor Harbour now so watch out down that way.
Same bloke booked a bloke in Oodna for drink driving in a horse LOL
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Reply By: Member - Mark C (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 09:14

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 09:14
west of eucla must be a popular spot. left a free roadside camp near there a few weeks ago and got tested at 8.00am in the middle of nowhere
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Reply By: carlsp - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:03

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 10:03
See a pattern here???? Breath testing is code for the legal ability to pullver and check you out.

Certainly on the entry roads for states. Eucla in WA. The Barkley highway just inside the NT border west of Mt Isa.

When you enter WA both you and your number plate are photographed at the border. I would lay money this is run through a number plate reading computer and filed somewhere. Big brother is alive in WA and I bet in other places as well.
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Reply By: Cruiser 2091 - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:24

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:24
When I read exploroz and see how many are obsessed with "happy hour" and always worried about "keeping the beer cool" I think there must be a lot of alcoholics amongst us.

So maybe they should breathalyse all us caravaners.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:50

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 11:50
A good mate that doesn't visit the site or for that matter even uses the internet, said to me one day he reckons he knows why we sit down in front of the computer and have a few beers. The Booze Bus, yep. Can't go the local and have a few beers, and catch up, have a whinge, get it off ya chest and then drive home. So we do it online now instead of going to the pub. I reckon he's got a fair enough point.



Not that I've crack one, Yet LOL.

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:59

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:59
Yep, I agree & that sums it up pretty well for most of us.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 00:26

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 00:26
Unfortunatly that can have its own problems



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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 15:52

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 15:52
Thats just wrong,


LOL
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:02

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 12:02
It surprises me how many people think it is OK to drink & drive off road, particularly in the HIgh Country.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 15:58

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 15:58
Breath testing on the beaches of Queensland confirms that theory as well

Every holiday season now lots of drivers get picked up by the local cops for DUI on beaches.

Given the amount of traffic, driving conditions and people on the beach including kids , drinking and driving on a beach is bloody stupid !
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Reply By: Member - Amy G (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 20:31

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 20:31
I was breath tested the other week on Sherwood Road in Rocklea (Brisbane) at 10am- I was driving from the diesel mechanic back to work. I thought it was a bit crazy (who is drinking at 10am?!) but they had actually stopped a bloke already. I guess it happens everywhere!
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 13:18

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 13:18
They're out often from 6am Sat on a main road near me in the city.

Get the guys who've been partying hard.
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