Tourists' cabbie caught drunk

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    A GROUP of French tourists on their way to the airport were shocked when their cabbie was arrested for drink-driving on Wednesday morning.
    The visitors were rushed to the airport in a paddy wagon to make their plane.
    Police were concerned a taxi driver was caught drunk behind the wheel.
    "This driver put both his passengers and his livelihood at risk," Sergeant Conan Robertson said.
    "What is disturbing is that, as a paying passenger, you should be able to trust that your driver is sober and safe."
    The 49-year-old driver allegedly blew 0.057. Drivers of commercial passenger vehicles are required to have a zero blood alcohol content.

    The taxi driver was pulled over for a random breath test in South Terrace, Alice Springs, just before 9.30am.
    He was arrested and taken to the Watchhouse where he returned the positive breath test result.
    Sgt Robertson said the four tourists were stranded on the side of the road.
    "After we arrested the taxi driver it became clear the four French tourists were likely to miss their plane," he said. "We ... got them to the airport just in time to catch their flight."

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