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Unaccompanied learner faces driving offences

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Tasmania police has charged a 21-year-old learner driver with a range of driving offences after they alleged caught him drink driving in Campbell Town yesterday afternoon.

Police intercepted a green Holden Commodore with P plates on High Street after it was seen travelling on the Midland Highway.

The man from Conara was the holder of a learner’s licence, but was not accompanied by a fully licenced adult.

Police officers breath tested the driver and he allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of point zero four. He was also travelling with four other passengers - including a small child.

“Ahead of the long weekend, Tasmania Police would like to remind motorists to be safe while travelling on our roads,” Inspector Ruth Orr said.

“Police will be conducting high-visibility patrols throughout the weekend, but we’ll also be using our unmarked cars and motorcycles.”

“Slow down, pay attention, drive to the conditions, rest if you're tired and don’t get behind the wheel if you’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”

The driver will appear in court at a later date.