Drunk driver arrested by off-duty police officer – Central Coast

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after allegedly hitting a parked car on the state’s Central Coast last night.

About 10.30pm yesterday (Saturday 21 November 2020), a blue sedan heading west on Warnervale Road at Hamlyn Terrace, allegedly left the road and hit a parked utility, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

A male off-duty Senior Constable attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District was in the vicinity and rendered assistance to the 46-year-old male driver.

During the exchange, the driver allegedly became physically and verbally aggressive toward the off-duty officer and passers-by, before local police arrived.

The man was arrested and allegedly returned a positive result to a roadside breath test.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station where he returned a breath analysis of 0.363.

The Hamlyn Terrace man was charged with drive with high range PCA, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, negligent driving and destroy or damage property.

He is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday 18 January 2021.

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