Man charged with high-range drink-driving - Armidale

Monday, 13 December 2021 06:28:20 PM

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving following a vehicle stop at Armidale this afternoon.

About 3.30pm (Monday 13 December 2021), officers attached to Armidale Highway Patrol stopped the driver of a bus at Dangar Street, Armidale, for the purpose of a random breath test.

The driver – a 42-year-old Armidale man – allegedly returned a positive result.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Armidale Police Station, where he underwent a secondary breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.179.

The man was issued a Court Attendance Notice (CAN) for drive with high range PCA and his licence was suspended.

He is due to appear at Armidale Local Court on Monday 31 January 2022.

The passengers – three children and two adults – were not injured during the incident.