Man charged with high-range drink-driving with child on lap in Waterloo

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving, dangerous driving, and resisting arrest, after officers saw him driving yesterday with a 10-year-old child on his lap in Waterloo, NSW Police say.

About 3.40pm yesterday, an officer from the Motorcycle Response Team allegedly saw a man driving a black Volkswagen Golf on Bourke Street, with a 10-year-old boy on his lap holding the steering wheel.

An eight-year-old girl, was seated in the back seat of the car.

The officer attempted to pull the car over, and the driver, a 45-year-old man, allegedly failed to stop but continued, before being caught in traffic.

After approaching the driver, he and the two children got out of the car.

While attempting to arrest the man, he allegedly resisted arrest and further officers were called to assist.

Following his arrest, he was taken to Redfern Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis and supplied a reading of 0.248.

He was charged with drive manner dangerous to the public, high-range drink-driving, and resist arrest and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 16 October 2017.

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