SHOCKING footage of a drunk driver at a Maroochydore service station has angered police as they bring Road Safety Week activities to an end.
CCTV images captured at the Caltex service station on Aerodrome Rd on Wednesday showed a man drive up next a bowser about 2.15am.
Sunshine Coast District Crime Prevention Unit officer Senior Constable Mark Readman said the man appeared to fall asleep behind the wheel of his car for about 20 minutes before he hopped out and urinated on the driveway.
Snr Const Readman said the man tried to gain access to the store, but the console operator locked him out.
The man then returned to his vehicle and reversed back, narrowly missing a taxi that was also at the service station.
He then pulled up at another bowser and was relieving himself for a second time when police arrived.
Snr Const Readman said the man was arrested and recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.199 per cent, nearly four times the legal limit.
The 26-year-old Marcus Beach was released later that morning but his troubles didn’t end there.
Officers arrested him for drink driving again after he was stopped in Birtwell St, Coolum, about 3pm that day.
The man allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.181 per cent.
He was charged and given a notice to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on September 10.
Snr Const Readman said while the man’s actions may have seemed comical in some regards, the risk to his own safety and that of other drivers was serious.
He said the service station employee did the right thing by locking the man out and calling police.
“When you watch the footage you can see that it’s disgusting and it’s a fatality waiting to happen,” Snr Const Readman said.
Extracted in full from: sunshinecoastdaily.com.au