Two drink drivers detected in Pirie over long weekend

Two drivers have been reported for drink driving in Port Pirie over the Queen's Birthday long weekend, as a part of police's state-wide Operation Safe Long Weekend.

On Saturday, June 8 police stopped a yellow Hyundai Elantra around 12.15am on Main Road for a mobile driver test.

The 24-year-old driver from Quorn who had three passengers in the vehicle at the time, submitted to a breath test and returned a positive reading of 0.132, almost three times the legal limit.

The man was reported for drink driving in addition to being issued a six month loss of licence and having his car impounded for 28 days.

The same day, a 49-year-old Port Pirie woman was detected driving at nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol limit just before midnight.

As part of the operation, patrols pulled over a silver Holden sedan on Ellen Street just before midnight on Saturday, June 8 where the driver recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.186.

She was reported for drink driving, issued with a 12 month instant loss of licence and her car was impounded for 28 days.

Both drivers will be summonsed to appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court at a later date.