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Man charged with high-range PCA twice within three hours - Nowra

Friday, 14 May 2021 08:13:16 AM

Police have charged a man with high-range drink-driving, after he was stopped twice in two-and-a-half hours on the South Coast.

Just after 7.30am yesterday (Thursday 13 May 2021), officers attached to South Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol were called to the Princes Highway, South Nowra, following reports a car was stopped on a driveway, blocking access to a nearby quarry.

The 40-year-old driver was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station where he allegedly returned a positive breath test, with a reading of 0.205.

The man’s licence was suspended, and he was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice and left the station.

Then, just before 10am yesterday (Thursday 13 May 2021), police will allege the man was seen driving the same vehicle along the Princes Highway at South Nowra.

The driver underwent a secondary roadside breath test, which again returned a positive result.

Back at Nowra Police Station, the man allegedly returned a reading of 0.255 – more than five times the legal alcohol limit.

He was charged with drive whilst suspended, and high range PCA.

The Sussex Inlet man was granted conditional bail to appear at Nowra Local Court on Monday 7 June 2021.