Little-known breath test law leaves man $5000 out of pocket
A Kooyong man has been left almost $5000 out of pocket after police dropped charges against over law Neil Mitchell finds “illogical.”
Prue Holyman spoke with Neil about it on Wednesday.
Her husband was involved in a minor accident at Port Melbourne on his way home from work on a Friday night.
Nobody was injured and details were exchanged.
He got home and had a few glasses of wine with her.
Shortly after, there was a knock on the door.
It was the police.
Prue and her husband were stunned to find out he could be breath-tested up to three hours after the accident.
He blew over – .07.
The matter ended up court where police opted to drop the charge under the proviso Mr Holyman didn’t pursue costs.
“It’s just ludicrous,” Ms Holyman said.
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