Police lay charges after man sniffs substance off mobile while driving

A man has been charged over allegedly using his mobile phone while driving along the M4 motorway in Sydney’s west.

About 11.55pm on Friday 14 August 2020, the driver of a Hyundai i30 sedan was allegedly detected using his mobile phone on the M4 motorway at Wentworthville.

Following inquiries, the matter was referred to Strike Force Puma within the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command for further investigation.

About 2.45pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020, Strike Force Puma investigators issued a Court Attendance Notice to 21-year-old man for drive without proper control of vehicle, negligent driving, and driver use mobile phone when not permitted.

Police will allege in court that the man was sniffing a substance off his mobile phone while driving and did not have his hands on the steering wheel while the vehicle was in motion.

He is due to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Wednesday 14 October 2020.

Anyone with information about dangerous driving behaviours is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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