Two Harvey men charged with drink driving in one night

Waroona Police have charged both the driver and passenger of a vehicle with drink driving after they stopped the vehicle twice in one night.

Waroona Police have charged both the driver and passenger of a vehicle with drink driving after they stopped the vehicle twice in one night.

WAROONA Police have charged two young men from Harvey drink driving after they stopped the vehicle twice in one night. 

At 1.50am on Sunday morning, police stopped a Holden Commodore utility travelling along the South Western Highway in Waroona for a random breath test. 

The driver, a 19 year old P-plater from Harvey, was forced to leave his vehicle and was taken back to the police station where it is alleged he provided a positive breath test. 

He will appear in the Harvey Magistrates Court at a later date charged with having a blood alcohol reading higher than 0.08. 

At the time of the offence, a 17 year old male was a passenger in the car. 

At around 3am, an officer who was finishing his shift was concerned when he noticed the man's vehicle was no longer at the location of the random breath test. 

Nearby motorists told the officer they had seen a Holden Commodore driving erratically in the area. 

The officer observed the ute driving at speed on South Western Highway and alerted officers on dury who were able to locate the vehicle a short time later. 

The driver was the 17 year old boy from Harvey who had previously been the passenger. 

Also in the two seater ute was the 19 year old previous driver and an unrestrained 18 year old woman. 

The 17 year old allegedly returned a positive breath test and will be summonsed to appear in Harvey Children's Court at a later date charged with Excess 0.08, Probationary Driver Breach Curfew and Passenger Unrestrained. 

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