A provisional driver has been charged after he was allegedly caught drink-driving with a child in the car, following a crash on the state’s Mid North Coast today.
About 9.30am (Sunday 17 January 2021), officers from Mid North Coast Highway Patrol were called to Smith Street, Kempsey, after reports of a crash.
Police have been told a Nissan Pulsar allegedly crashed into the back of a Nissan Murano, while attempting to exit a petrol station, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
A nine-year-old boy in the Pulsar and the four occupants of the Murano were uninjured.
Officers subjected the Pulsar driver to a breath test, which returned a positive result. Checks revealed the man’s provisional licence was suspended.
The driver – a 30-year-old man – was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station, where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.202.
The man was charged with drive with high range PCA and drive while licence suspended under s 66 Fines Act.
The South Kempsey man was granted condition bail to appear before Kempsey Local Court on Monday 15 February 2021.
A child at risk notification has been made.