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Police charge man over speeding/drink driving incident

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A Hobart man has been accused of drink driving while travelling nearly 50km over the speed limit on the Brooker Highway.

The 34-year-old Austins Ferry man is facing multiple charges after police allegedly clocked his car doing 127 kilometres an hour at Rosetta last night, in an 80km zone.

A breath analysis at the Glenorchy Police Station allegedly returned a reading of 0.216 - more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

His car has been clamped for 28 days and he was slapped with an on-the-spot two-year driving disqualification.

Acting Sergeant Ann Edge from Southern Road and Public Order Services says his actions are not only disappointing, but extremely dangerous.

“This act of driving is not only disappointing but extremely dangerous. He has put not only himself but every other person using the road at that time in danger. I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public that Tasmania Police could be anywhere at any time, and if you are doing the wrong thing you will get caught.”