Two drivers caught drink driving and speeding 45km/h over limit

Two drivers have been charged after allegedly drink driving and speeding in separate incidents in regional NSW over the weekend.

About 9.40pm on Friday (29 May 2020), officers attached to Hunter Valley Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the New England Highway, Lower Belford, when they detected a utility allegedly travelling 150km/h in the sign posted 100km/h zone.

The Nissan Navara was stopped, and the 23-year-old male driver returned a positive reading on a breath test. He was arrested and taken to Singleton Police Station, where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.107.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice for mid-range PCA and issued a Traffic Infringement Notice for exceed speed over 45km/h. His licence was suspended on the spot and the registration of his vehicle was cancelled.

The man is due to appear at Singleton Local Court on Thursday 17 September 2020.

In a separate incident, officers from Lake Illawarra Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting stationary speed enforcement on the Princess Highway, Dunmore, about 1.55am yesterday (Sunday 31 May 2020), when a white Hyundai i30 was detected travelling 148km/h in the sign posted 100km/h zone.

The Hyundai was stopped, and police spoke with the female driver, an 18-year-old provisional licence holder. She was given a breath test which provided a positive result.

The teenager was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.116.

The woman was charged with mid-range PCA, and her licence was suspended on the spot. She was also issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice for P2 driver exceed speed over 45km/h.

She is due to appear at Kiama Local Court on Monday 7 September 2020.

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