Drivers warned they can be charged even if not drink-driving

GYMPIE police have warned drivers they can be charged with "being in charge of a vehicle" with an illegal blood-alcohol concentration even if they are not driving it, after a driver was found standing near his car with the keys in his hand in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officer-in-charge Snr Sgt Graeme Reeves said police received some complaints about how a car was parked at the Nationwide Hotel about 4.30am.

They arrived to find the man standing next to the vehicle holding his keys.

His alcohol concentration was .166%, Snr Sgt Reeves said.

Gympie Times


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