Drunk driver charged after colliding with unmarked police car


A woman has been charged with high-range drink driving after colliding with an unmarked police car while more than four times the legal limit in Lake Macquarie.

At about 5.15pm on Wednesday 21 January, a male senior constable stopped in the breakdown lane of the Pacific Highway, Belmont, in an unmarked police vehicle.

A short time later, a Ford Focus travelling north veered into the breakdown lane and collided with the rear of the stationary police vehicle.

The officer called for assistance with additional police and emergency services attending.

He and the Ford driver, a 42-year-old woman, underwent a roadside breath test, which the woman allegedly returned a positive reading.

She was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station to undergo a breath analysis, which returned a reading of 0.214.

The Marks Point woman was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of high-range PCA and is due to appear at appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 3 February.

Her licence was also suspended.