12 Oct 2014

Drivers more than 2.5 times over limit

7:32 pm on 12 October 2014

Two men in Hamilton have been caught behind the wheel within 24 hours, each more than two and half times over the legal alcohol limit.

Police say a 19-year-old was stopped north of the city just after 9am today, after a 57-year-old had been pulled over at about the same time yesterday.

Senior Sergeant Dave Litton said it was a timely reminder to the public that drivers can be stopped and breath-tested at any hour of the day.

Both drivers have had their licences suspended and will appear in court on drink-driving charges.