Drink driving: High range readings for three motorists

COURT DATE: Three high-range drink drivers caught on Central West roads with police slamming their 'thoughtless' behaviour. Photo: FILE
COURT DATE: Three high-range drink drivers caught on Central West roads with police slamming their 'thoughtless' behaviour. Photo: FILE

A MAN who was allegedly caught driving at more than four times the legal limit will face court.

At 7.10am on Sunday police stopped a white Toyota Camry on Nyampaa Street at Murrin Bridge with the driver subjected to a roadside breath test.

Following a positive reading, the 27-year-old man was taken to Lake Cargelligo Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.227.

He was given a court attendance notice for high-range PCA and is due to appear at Lake Cargelligo Local Court in August.

The man's drivers licence was also suspended.

Also on Central West roads, a man who rolled his car and a woman who was caught speeding have also been charged with high-range drink driving.

Both incidents occurred in Orange and they have left police slamming them for their "thoughtless" behaviour.

At 9.20pm on Friday, a 31-year-old man driving on a sweeping bend lost control of his vehicle and it left the road rolling a number of times.

Police officers attended the crash scene on the Mitchell Highway, four kilometres north of Orange, and the man was subjected to a roadside breath test.

The motorist returned a positive result and he was taken to Orange Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.179.

Thoughtless driver behaviour needs to stop. Any driver who chooses to drink and drive puts every other road user at risk.

Western Region Traffic Tactician Acting Inspector Kelly Wixx

Then, at 10.15pm on the same night, a 34-year-old woman was stopped by officers in Lords Place, Orange due to excessive speed.

The woman was subjected to a roadside breath test returning a positive result.

She was taken to Orange Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.172.

Both motorists are due to appear at Orange Local Court in September.

Western Region Traffic Tactician, Acting Inspector Kelly Wixx, said it is extremely disappointing that drivers continue to consume alcohol before deciding to still get behind the wheel.

"Thoughtless driver behaviour needs to stop. Any driver who chooses to drink and drive puts every other road user at risk," she said.

"Whilst we are amid the COVID-19 pandemic, police will continue to be out in force targeting drink driving offences in the western region.

"If you drink and drive, expect to be caught and have your licence suspended immediately."

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