28yo Berkeley Vale man to face court

A 28-year-old unlicensed driver from Berkeley Vale will face court in May on drink driving charges and carrying a knife.

He was apprehended after failing to stop at a random breath testing operation on the Pacific Highway, Ourimbah, on Wednesday, April 20 at 8.45pm.

Central Coast Highway Patrol allege that a white Toyota sedan approached the random breath testing site well above the 40km/h speed limit required for passing stationary emergency vehicles.

It is alleged the driver was directed into the site for random breath testing but continued travelling south.

Police say they caught up to the driver and stopped further down the highway.

It was discovered that the driver had never held a driver’s licence anywhere in Australia and he failed a subsequent breath test, recording a mid- range prescribed concentration of alcohol.

As Police were preparing to convey the driver to Gosford Police Station for further breath analysis, Police allege they found a knife in his possession which they deemed unlawful.

The man will face court for the offences of unlicensed never held licence, drive with mid-range PCA and custody of knife in a public place which Police allege is the second subsequent offence in five years.

Sue Murray