23 year old charged with high-range PCA

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after a pursuit in the Bateau Bay area.

At about 11pm on Saturday, July 31, officers attached to Tuggerah Lakes Police District observed a Mazda hatch driving at speed along Lindsay Ave, Shelly Beach.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle after it entered the carpark of a shopping centre in Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay, however the driver allegedly accelerated away before eventually coming to a stop.

The 23-year-old driver was removed from the vehicle and arrested.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.157.

The Berkeley Vale man was charged with police pursuit, not stop; drive at speed; and high-range PCA.

His licence was suspended and he was granted conditional bail to appear in Wyong Local Court in August.

Website, July 31
Tuggerah Lakes Police