A MAN who rolled his car and a woman who was caught speeding have been charged with high-range drink driving.
Both incidents occurred in Orange and they have left police slamming them for their "thoughtless" behaviour.
At 9.20pm on Friday, a 31-year-old man driving on a sweeping bend lost control of his vehicle and it left the road rolling a number of times.
Police officers attended the crash scene on the Mitchell Highway, four kilometres north of Orange, and the man was subjected to a roadside breath test.
The motorist returned a positive result and he was taken to Orange Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.179.
Then, at 10.15pm on the same night, a 34-year-old woman was stopped by officers in Lords Place, Orange due to excessive speed.
The woman was subjected to a roadside breath test returning a positive result.
She was taken to Orange Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.172.
Both motorists are due to appear at Orange Local Court in September.
Western Region Traffic Tactician, Acting Inspector Kelly Wixx, said it is extremely disappointing that drivers continue to consume alcohol before deciding to still get behind the wheel.
"Thoughtless driver behaviour needs to stop. Any driver who chooses to drink and drive puts every other road user at risk," she said.
"Whilst we are amid the COVID-19 pandemic, police will continue to be out in force targeting drink driving offences in the western region.
"If you drink and drive, expect to be caught and have your licence suspended immediately."
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