Police say fingerprinting drink-drivers will help them solve serious crimes and the State Government has confirmed it will consider the controversial proposal.
Police say fingerprinting drink-drivers will help them solve serious crimes and the State Government has confirmed it will consider the controversial proposal. Lee Constable

Police to print drink drivers

POLICE want to treat drink-drivers as criminals, asking for the power to take fingerprints from all motorists caught over the .05 limit.

The plan means upgrading the seriousness of drink-driving from a traffic offence to a criminal one.

Police say fingerprinting drink-drivers will help them solve serious crimes and the State Government has confirmed it will consider the controversial proposal.

Police Minister Jack Dempsey told The Sunday Mail there was "merit'' in the police request.

New South Wales police already have the power to fingerprint those pulled over for driving under the influence and almost all drink-drivers are printed.

Read more at news.com.au


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