A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly crashing his car into a power pole at Bonnells Bay, in the Lake Macquarie area.
About 4.20pm (Wednesday 2 September 2020), emergency services were called to Princes Street, Bonnells Bay after receiving calls a car had crashed into the pole, bringing down live wires.
Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District spoke with the driver, a 36-year-old man, who allegedly threatened them.
Police restrained the man and conducted a roadside breath test, which provided a positive result.
The man was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.185.
The man was charged with high-range PCA, driver refuse to disclose identity, drive whilst licence suspended, and resist arrest.
He was released on strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Toronto Local Court on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/09/04/suspended-driver-charged-with-high-range-drink-driving-lake-macquarie/