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Drink-drive charge after van crashes onto Port Macquarie beach

Sunday, 18 September 2022 11:21:49 AM

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after a van crashed and rolled on a Port Macquarie beach this morning.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District were called to Flynn’s Beach about 2am (Sunday 19 September 2022), following reports a Toyota van had run off Tupperney Road, down an embankment and rolled onto the sand.

Police spoke with the 25-year-old driver and subjected him to a roadside breath test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station for a breath analysis, which returned an alleged reading of 0.175.

The man, who is from Port Macquarie, has been charged with high-range PCA and his licence was immediately suspended.

He is due to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 28 September 2022.