West Launceston learner driver disqualified after returned reading of 0.278

Tasmania Police conducting a breath test on the West Tamar Highway. Picture: File
Tasmania Police conducting a breath test on the West Tamar Highway. Picture: File

An unaccompanied learner driver has been charged and disqualified after returning an alcohol reading of five-times the limit. 

Tasmania Police was called to a two vehicle crash in West Launceston on Sunday night after the driver hit a stationary vehicle from behind. 

The 28-year-old male driver returned a reading of 0.278, which is five times over the legal limit for a full Tasmanian drivers licence. 

He man was charged and bailed and has been disqualified for 12 months. 

The driver of the stationary vehicle was also breath tested. No-one was injured during the incident and only minor damage was caused to both vehicles. 

The incident occurred about 6.30pm at the intersection of Margaret and Frederick streets.

Anyone who witnessed a red Toyota Camry driving in the area around that time is asked to contact police. 

Tasmania Police can be contacted on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.

Learner drivers cannot drive with alcohol in their system.