Hunter motorist caught six times over the legal blood-alcohol limit


A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly being caught almost six times the legal limit in the Hunter yesterday.

Just before 5.30pm Thursday (18 February), officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Highway Patrol stopped an unregistered Subaru Outback on Nelson Bay Road, Fern Bay, where they spoke with the driver, a 50-year-old man.

He was subject to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The driver was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station for a secondary breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.282.

The Belmont man was issued with a court attendance notice for high-range PCA and is due to face Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 29 March 2021.

His licence was also suspended and he was issued an infringement notice for driving an unregistered motor vehicle.