Police charge man with high-range PCA – Unanderra

Issued at 10:20am, Monday 17 February 2020

A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving in the state’s Illawarra region.

About 8.30pm yesterday (Sunday 16 February 2020), police were called to a petrol station on the Princes Highway, Unanderra, after witnesses reportedly approached a car and found the driver slumped in the seat, before they removed the keys from the car’s ignition.

Police have been told the vehicle had previously been seen driving dangerously along the highway.

Officers attended and spoke to the driver, before he was subjected to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

The 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where a breath analysis allegedly returned a reading of 0.183.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive with high-range PCA and is due to appear before Kiama Local Court on Tuesday 5 May 2020.

His licence was also suspended.

Lake Illawarra Police District Commander, Superintendent Dean Smith said police will continue to crack down on drink driving.

“Getting behind the wheel after a few drinks puts everyone at risk, and it is behaviour that we simply will not tolerate,” Superintendent Smith said.

“We are encouraging all road users to continue to remain vigilant and report dangerous driving to police.

“Thanks to quick thinking members of the public, the driver was unable to continue using the road while allegedly under the influence of alcohol.”

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