Greenfields driver slapped with 14 demerits and hefty fine during long weekend

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A motorist has felt the force of the long weekend double-demerit penalty.

The driver was pulled over by police on Perida Way near Exchequer Avenue in Greenfields on Sunday morning for allegedly using their mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

The motorist was hit was 14 demerit points and fined $950 and could face a driving ban of at least three months.

Meanwhile, a 55-year-old man was allegedly caught driving more than six times over the legal blood-alcohol limit in Kalgoorlie on Monday night.

He allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.341.

His licence has since been disqualified. 

State Traffic Operations Acting Commander Michael Peters told The West Australian it is frustrating to see people are not getting the message.

“Police officers are continually frustrated with the drivers exhibiting risky behaviour on the roads,” Cdr Peters said.

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