High-range PCA charges for two drivers across Sydney’s west

Police have charged two men – including one who was instructing a learner driver – over alleged drink-driving incidents following proactive patrols across Sydney’s west.

Just after 10pm yesterday (Sunday 14 June 2020), officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command were patrolling the Windsor area, when they observed a Toyota Kluger sedan turn right allegedly against a red traffic light at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Hawkesbury Valley Way.

Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the learner driver, a 16-year-old girl. She underwent a roadside breath test, which returned a negative result.

The front seat passenger and supervising driver, a 44-year-old man, also underwent a roadside breath test and allegedly returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis test that returned an alleged reading of 0.225.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for licenced driver high-range PCA sit next to learner supervised driver.

He is due to appear at Windsor Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020. The man’s licence was also suspended.

In a separate incident, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were called to the Hume Highway at Lansvale, following reports a Honda Accord sedan was driving dangerously and swerving across three lanes of traffic just before 9.30pm yesterday.

The sedan came to a stop near Lansdowne Road, where police spoke to the driver, a 20-year-old Liverpool man.

He underwent a roadside breath test that allegedly returned a positive result before he was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station.

The man underwent a breath analysis test that returned an alleged reading of 0.179.

He was issued a CAN for drive with high-range PCA and is due to appear at Liverpool Local Court on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

The man was also issued an infringement notice for exempt visiting driver not produce licence to police officer. His licence was suspended.

Anyone with information about dangerous driving is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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