NSW police charge man with high-range drink driving after driving into garden bed at Tanilba Bay

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.

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