Positive breath test after wine the night before

Residents are asked to think carefully before getting behind the wheel following a night of drinking, after a man was caught drink-driving on Samantha Riley Drive, Beaumont Hills, at 8.45am on February 25.

When stopped for a random breath test, the Normanhurst resident, 62, returned a reading of .073.

He told police he consumed a bottle of wine between 6pm and 10pm the previous night.

He was issued with a court attendance notice for Parramatta Local Court on March 17.

Castle Hill police crime manager said people should avoid driving in the morning if they have been drinking excessively the night before.

‘‘People should realise the concentration of alcohol decreases slowly overtime,’’ he said.

Police from The Hills local area command do an average of 3000 RBTs a month and  are often asked ‘why do RBTs in the mornings?’

‘‘People are still driving at all times of day and night affected by alcohol,’’ Mr Bailey said.

The legal blood alcohol limit for a full licence holder is .05.

For more information on being a responsible drinker, visit drinkwise.org.au.

In other police news:

Alleged theft of baby food

Police are investigating  after a man was allegedly seen  stealing six cans of baby formula from a large supermarket chain in Baulkham Hills on Monday night.

Staff told police the man was captured on security camera between 6pm and 6.30pm placing the cans, valued at $149, inside an empty fan box.

Police said the man placed the box on a vacant check-out counter, walked out of the supermarket and allegedly collected the box from the opposite side of the counter, bypassing the security barcode alarm.

The registration number for a Mazda 2 was captured on camera and police said the owner will be spoken to.

Swimming centre vandalised

A swimming centre on Mileham Avenue, Baulkham Hills, was broken into and vandalised between 9pm on February 25 and 5.15am on February 26.

Police said the building was entered via a cut in window shadecloth.

A staff member found vestiges of alcohol and cannabis, broken plastic chairs and tables, a damaged wall, a broken cleaning machine and vomit.

Witnesses are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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