Learner-supervisor charged after returning high-range PCA at Kelso

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving in the state’s Central West yesterday.

Officers attached to Bathurst Highway Patrol stopped a Holden Commodore on Bannerman Crescent at Kelso, about 10.45pm (Thursday January 21), and spoke with the 17-year-old learner driver.

The driver returned a negative roadside breath test; however, a 37-year-old man – who was the driver-supervisor – was also breath tested and returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Bathurst Police Station where he returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.173.

The Kelso man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for the offence of “licenced driver – high-range PCA sit next to learner”.

He’ll appear at Bathurst Local Court on 1 March 2021, and his licence was immediately confiscated and suspended.

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