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Hills Drivers Charged for Drink Driving, Burnouts

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Two drivers have been reported for drink driving following an incident at Nairne involving burnouts and a car crash.

Police received reports of a Ford utility doing burnouts on Sydney Road near the football oval just before 6.30pm on Sunday 28 February.

It is alleged that the 22-year-old driver lost control before crashing into a drain, rendering his ute undriveable. The Mt Torrens man was then picked up by a friend in a Holden ute, which was stopped by police for a breath test a short time later.

The Ford driver allegedly blew almost four times over the blood alcohol limit, with a reading of 0.180 and the Holden driver, a 25-year-old man from Mount Pleasant, returned an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.052.

The Holden driver was issued with a $847 on the spot fine and four demerit points.

The Ford driver was issued with an immediate 12 month loss of licence and was reported for misuse of a motor vehicle and drink driving. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.