Mobility scooter driver charged with high-range PCA at Newcastle

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving on a mobility scooter in Newcastle.

About 7.40pm yesterday (Thursday 4 August 2022), police stopped a mobility scooter on Railway Street, Merewether, after safety concerns were raised by members of the public.

Police will allege the man was driving erratically on the road and without adequate lights.

The driver – a 65-year-old man – was subject to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was subject to a breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.154.

The man was issued with a court attendance notice for drive with high-range PCA, to appear at Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 11 August 2022.

His licence has been suspended.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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