Police Beat

It’s not OK to drive home after a few drinks

LOCAL police are warning motorists not to drink and drive after a “significant” rise in positive random breath tests in the Toodyay townsite area.

“Generally, you can have two standard drinks in the first hour and another in the second hour to stay under the 0.05 per cent legal limit but that depends on your body weight, fitness, gender and whether you have eaten any food,” Sgt Flaherty said.

“Also, the alcohol reading in your body continues to rise for another two hours after your last drink and then falls for a further two hours back to the same level it was when you had your last drink.

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