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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Port Stephens man charged with high-range drink driving

A man will appear in court next month after crashing his car into a parked vehicle while allegedly intoxicated earlier today.

Police will allege that at about 4.50am on Thursday morning (17 December) a 35-year-old man was driving his Mazda 6 west along Sandy Point Road, Corlette, when he lost control and crashed into a parked car.

His vehicle rolled and landed on its roof near Foreshore Drive.

Emergency services were called and officers from Port Stephens – Hunter PD attended and spoke with the driver who was not injured.

He was breath tested and provided a positive result. He was then arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station where he submitted an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.176 – in the high-range category.

He was charged with high range Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol (PCA), and his licence was suspended.

He is due to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 25 January 2021.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence.