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Learner driver and supervisor charged with high-range PCA - Central Coast

Thursday, 20 May 2021 12:20:16 PM

A learner driver and her supervisor have been charged with high-range drink-driving on the Central Coast overnight.

About 11.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 May 2021), police patrolling Wyong Road, Berkeley Vale, observed a white 2008 Ford Ranger Ute driving with no headlights.

Officers attached to the Central Coast Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The woman was subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

Subsequent checks showed the woman, aged 54, was the holder of a learner’s licence.

The passenger, a fully licensed 60-year-old man, was also subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

Both learner and supervisor were arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station, for the purpose of a breath analysis test.

The woman allegedly returned a reading of 0.183; a learner driver must have a zero-blood alcohol level.

The man allegedly returned a reading of 0.162.

They were both issued Court Attendance Notices for high-range PCA offences and will appear at Wyong Local Court on Monday 28 June 2021.

The woman and man had their licences suspended.