0.351 reading brings drink drive charge in Wahroonga

A Carlingford man will appear in court next month after returning an alleged blood alcohol reading six times over the 0.05 limit.

About 3.25pm yesterday a number of complaints were received about the way a Kia Rio was being driven on Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills.

The reports included that the vehicle was swerving across the lanes, mounting the centre median and generally driving in an erratic manner. A description of the vehicle was broadcast by police radio.

Around 10 minutes later, officers from Kuring-Gai Highway Patrol spotted the car travelling north on the M1 at Wahroonga.

The car was stopped and its driver was spoken to. A roadside breath test returned a positive result.

The 46–year-old man was arrested and taken to Hornsby Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis obtained an alleged reading of 0.351.

The Carlingford man’s drivers licence was confiscated and suspended. He was charged with driving with a high range PCA and will appear at Hornsby Local Court on 14 February 2019.

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