An ACT man caught drink driving at Vincentia in September last year, who was arrested again in late December due to the way he was driving, has been refused bail.
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William Quirk, 32, was stopped for a random breath test by police on The Wool Road around 10.50pm on September 23.
After a breath analysis he returned a reading of 0.189.
At the time he produced a key card which showed his name to be William Quirke with a date of birth 12 months earlier than his own.
Quirk again came under the attention of police around 5.35pm on December 30 after numerous motorists reported his HiAce van swerving all over the road on Forest Road at Comberton.
Court papers said one of the motorists allegedly had to take evasive action just west of Callala, pulling off the shoulder of the road to avoid a collision.
That motorist and another driver followed Quirk indicating for him to stop, which he did on the side of Forest Road.
The court heard the motorists removed the keys from the vehicle and waited for police to arrive.
Quirk refused to undertake a random breath test at the time and back at the police station failed on three attempts to provide a breath sample.
Quirk has pleaded guilty to the high range drink driving charge but also faces two charges of failing to submit to a breath test and having a licence expired by two years.
Magistrate Gabriel Fleming refused bail and the matter will be back before the court in February.
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