Man, woman charged after dangerous driving – Rydalmere

A man will reappear in court after a number of alleged dangerous driving incidents in Sydney’s west.

About 9:30am on Thursday (27 June 2019), a silver Mercedes Benz C200 was observed by Traffic & Highway Patrol police attached to Strike Force Puma, driving erratically as it travelled east along Victoria Road, near Rydalmere.

Officers attempted to follow the Mercedes as it allegedly cut in and out of traffic.

While the Mercedes was still driving, it will be alleged the male driver and a female front seat passenger changed places in the car.

A short distance later the Mercedes stopped in a bus lane. Police arrested the driver and passenger.

Police conducted checks of both persons, these checks revealed the 49-year-old man was a disqualified learner driver and the 30-year-old female was the holder of a NSW driver licence which was suspended for fine default.

The male was submitted to oral fluid testing which returned a positive indication to methamphetamine; a short time later he was conveyed to Ryde Police Station.

The man was charged with drive whilst disqualified (second offence or more), drive during disqualification period, drive manner dangerous, refuse oral fluid sample, not have proper control of vehicle, not wear seatbelt and drive in bus lane.

The man was refused bail and appeared in Burwood Local Court on Thursday, where he was granted conditional bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday 8 August 2019.

His female passenger will attend Burwood Local Court on a date to be set to answer allegations of drive whilst suspended, not have proper control of vehicle and not wear seatbelt.

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