Drink-driver accused of throwing bottle at passersby

A CALL to the 000 emergency number has helped police apprehend a drunk driver at Currimundi who is alleged to have thrown a tequila bottle at witnesses.

The call was made after a vehicle was seen careering to both sides of the road on Bellara Drive in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Witnesses told police they turned around and followed the vehicle to a Mimosa Drive address where the driver got out, allegedly threw a tequila bottle at them, then went to the rear of the house.

Police went to the address where they saw a car with damage to a rear right tyre and a front right headlight.

At the rear of the house they found the man identified as the driver lying on the ground. A breath test returned a reading of 0.10 and police allegedly found empty medication packets.

Caloundra Police Senior Sergeant Gavin Ricketts said when the man was told he had to go to the police station, he raised his fists and called on the officers to fight.

The man was arrested and taken to the Maroochydore watch house charged with obstructing police and resisting arrest. A blood sample was taken and further charges may be laid.

The incident was followed by another on Monday in which a driver on Hill St, Currimundi, lost control on a bend and mounted the footpath crashing into a fence. The vehicle was written off and the driver, 34, returned a blood alcohol level of 0.159%.


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