A 38-year-old man will face court for allegedly speeding while drink-driving in a Lithgow school zone on Friday, on his way to collect his children from school.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command police detected a white Ford sedan travelling at 60km/hr in a school zone on Bridge Street around 3pm.
Police stopped their vehicle behind the Ford and activated their warning lights, and it’s alleged the sedan almost hit the police vehicle while trying to park.
Officers spoke to the male driver who informed them he was waiting to pick up his two children from school.
The man was subjected to a road-side breath test which proved positive. He was arrested and taken to Lithgow Police Station, where police will allege he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.186.
The 38-year-old was charged with exceeding the speed limit and driving with a high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA). His licence was also suspended.
He was granted conditional bail to appear before Lithgow Local Court on Thursday, October 3.
- Via Police Media.