Silverchair Drummer Charged With Drink-Driving

Allegedly nearly three times the limit

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Silverchair drummer Ben Gillies has been charged with drink-driving and refusing a breath test.

He was charged with mid-range drink-driving on January 21st, according to Fairfax Media.

He was caught driving in the Newcastle area at 1am when he was pulled over by police, who allege he blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.144 — nearly three times the legal limit.

They also allege that he refused to submit to a breath test.

Gillies has been charged with mid-range drink driving, refusing or failing to submit to a breath test and negligent driving.

The case has been adjourned until the 1st of March.

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