January 23, 2021

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Man ‘drove 200km/h while drunk’

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<p>NSW police say a man was four times over the legal alcohol limit when he drove faster than 200km/h in a bid to evade police.</p>

NSW police say a man was four times over the legal alcohol limit when he drove faster than 200km/h in a bid to evade police.

A driver reached speeds in excess of 200km/h while he was more than four times over the legal blood-alcohol limit in mid-north NSW, police say.

The 31-year-old man was driving a BMW coupe at 161km/h in an 80km/h zone at Rainbow Beach near Kempsey yesterday afternoon, police say.

Police began a pursuit and the driver allegedly surpassed the 200km/h mark in a bid to escape capture.

He evaded police but was later arrested after abandoning the car and running across nearby farmland, police say.

He allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.212.

The Taree man was charged with numerous driving offences including speeding, high-range drink-driving and evading police.

His licence was suspended, his car was confiscated, and he was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/drink-driving-nsw-police-say-a-man-drove-four-times-over-legal-limit/90448d4c-1f98-4a24-812a-4873957fd179

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