Driver blows more than six times the legal limit - Hunter

Saturday, 18 December 2021 12:13:01 PM

A man has been charged after allegedly blowing more than six times the legal limit after a crash in the Hunter overnight.

Just after 11pm (Friday 17 December 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Anderson Drive and Western Avenue, Tarro, and found a silver Toyota 4WD had crashed into three parked vehicles.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and located the driver of the 4WD, a 48-year-old man. He was subjected to a roadside breath test, allegedly returning a positive result.

The driver was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station where he underwent a secondary breath analysis, which allegedly returned a positive reading of 0.317.

His driver’s licence was immediately suspended and confiscated, and he was issued a Court Attendance Notice for drive with high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol.

The Tomago man was given conditional bail to appear before Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 2 February 2022.