Learner driver and supervisor charged with high range drink driving

A learner driver and her supervisor have been charged with high range drink driving at Berkeley Vale.

Police said that at about 11.50pm on Wednesday, May 19, officers patrolling along Wyong Rd, 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 in June.

The woman and man had their licences suspended.

Source:
Media release, May 20
NSW Police