Driver’s unlikely double

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Adam PoulsenMidwest Times
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Camera IconFile image: Police car. Credit: Simon Santi, The West Australian

A motorist in the Mid West has landed an unlikely double, with his blood alcohol level allegedly matching his speed.

Northampton police stopped the 31-year-old Landsdale man on North West Coastal Highway about 5km south of Binnu at 3.10pm on Friday.

Police allege the man blew 0.143 – nearly three times the legal blood alcohol limit – after he was allegedly detected driving his Hiace panel van at 141km/h in a 110km zone.

His licence was immediately disqualified and he was charged with speeding and drink driving.

He will face Northampton Magistrate’s Court in late February.

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Police took to Twitter to vent their frustration.

“Happy to have taken this fool off the road,” the tweet read.

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