Man charged with high-range drink driving at Tuncurry

Police have charged a man after he was allegedly caught driving with a blood alcohol level six times the legal limit in Tuncurry yesterday.

About 2.10pm Thursday, September 14, police received information about a white Mercedes van that was driving erratically on Manning Street, Tuncurry.

After receiving the call officers located the vehicle stopped on Manning Street and noticed the 47-year-old driver allegedly asleep at the steering wheel with the car still running.

Officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attached to Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command submitted the driver to a roadside breath test that provided a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Forster Police Station where he submitted a breath analysis reading of 0.303, which is the high-range category.

He was charged with high-range PCA and will appear in Forster Local Court on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

His licence was suspended.