Man caught drink driving with unrestrained baby in car at Dunedoo

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after being caught allegedly driving with an unrestrained baby in the car in the state’s Orana Region.

About 10.30pm Saturday (27 March 2021), police stopped a Holden Commodore station wagon on Yarrow Street, Dunedoo, for the purpose of a random breath test.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District spoke with the driver, a 35-year-old man, who was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

Police will allege a 17-week-old baby was observed to be unrestrained in a baby capsule in the rear seat.

The man was arrested and taken to Dunedoo Police Station for a breath analysis, which returned an alleged reading of 0.178.

He was issued with a court attendance notice for high-range PCA and drive with child under six months not restrained.

The man and is due to face Dunedoo Local Court on Friday 9 April 2021.

His licence was also suspended.

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