Dunsborough police have slammed residents for their “disgusting” drink-driving over the WA Day long weekend and risking the lives of road users. Despite hundreds of visitors descending on the town, it was locals who kept police on their toes. The station’s top cop was so irate at the lack of care, she took to chastising drivers on the official WA Police Twitter page. Sgt Jane Gillham said her tipping point was when two officers responded to back-to-back drink-driving offences of motorists with blood-alcohol levels of more than .08. “The prevalence of drink drivers was more than normal and it wasn’t visitors getting caught, it was people from the Dunsborough area,” she said. “People were taking risks, and outside of offending there was also a lot of people blowing numbers under the limit. “I was furious that two nights in a row we had local driver after local driver with high readings of alcohol in their system, one after another ... my staff have been traumatised going to repeated serious car crashes. “More often than not, we know the people involved somehow, and yet this disgusting behaviour is continuing.” Since Sgt Gillham’s confronting social media post, the community has responded in droves, with mixed responses. Jesse Gunning wrote: “losing your license or your life is still cheaper than the taxi’s in dunno ...” Melissa Harrison said people were forced to drink-drive because of the lack of taxi and ride-share services. However, Sgt Gillham hit back, saying the region’s transport issues were known, and people needed to plan ahead. “Stop making excuses; they won’t hold up as a defence in court and they won’t hold up when you seriously injure someone due to these reckless decisions,” she said.