Car collides with unmarked police vehicle; woman charged with high-range PCA – Belmont

A woman has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly colliding with an unmarked police car whilst more than four times the legal limit in Lake Macquarie.

About 5.15pm yesterday (Wednesday 21 January 2021), a male senior constable stopped in the breakdown lane of the Pacific Highway, Belmont, in an unmarked police vehicle.

A short time later, a Ford Focus travelling north has veered into the breakdown lane and collided with the rear of the stationary police vehicle.

The officer called for assistance with additional police and emergency services attending. He and the Ford driver, a 42-year-old woman, underwent a roadside breath test, which the woman allegedly returned a positive reading.

She was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station to undergo a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.214.

The Marks Point woman was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of high-range PCA and is due to appear at appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 3 February 2021.

Her licence was also suspended.

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