At approximately 2pm on Wednesday, March 3, Camooweal Police received information of a possible drink driver at the local service station.
It is alleged the male driver had hit a rubbish bin, narrowly missing two fuel bowsers.
It is further alleged that staff members assisted the grossly intoxicated male from his vehicle, removed the keys from the ignition and waited with him until police arrived.
The male was subjected to a roadside breath test (RBT), which he was unable to provide.
He was arrested and taken to Camooweal Police Station, where a secondary analysis was conducted.
Police will allege the man returned a recording of 0.281 per cent BAC.
Officer in Charge of Camooweal Police Station, Sergeant Andy Everest praised the efforts of staff.
“The quick thinking and actions of the managers have prevented this person or others becoming a fatality,” he said.
A 63-year-old Alpurrurulum man was charged with one count each of high range drink drive, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
He was issued with a notice of suspension and a notice to appear in the Camooweal Magistrates Court on June 11.
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Extracted in full from: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/mountisa/2021/03/05/close-call-at-camooweal-service-station/amp/