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Driver blows more than six times the legal limit


A man was charged with high-range PCA in the Hunter region today after blowing more than six times the legal limit.

About 1.50pm on Tuesday 3 May, emergency services were called to Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, following reports a Subaru Tribeca had hit a brick fence.

The driver – a 47-year-old male – was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene.

However, he was uninjured during the incident.

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attended, and the man was subjected to a roadside breath analysis which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

There, he underwent a secondary breath analysis, which returned an alleged reading of 0.316.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive with high-range PCA and his NSW driver’s licence was suspended.

He will appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 20 June.

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