A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly being caught almost six times the legal limit at Port Stephens.
About 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday 13 December 2020), police were alerted to a Izuzu D-Max utility allegedly being driven erratically throughout the Tanilba Bay area.
A member of the public approached the vehicle after it mounted the kerb in a carpark on President Wilson Walk and stopped atop a garden bed. The keys were removed from the ignition and police were notified.
Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended a short time later and spoke with the driver, a 49-year-old Mallabula man.
The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test, returning a positive result. He was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.288.
He was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for the offence of high-range PCA. His licence was also suspended.
The man is due to face Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 11 January 2021.