Man arrested for drink drive and speeding offences

A man is set to face court after he was arrested by Manning Great Lakes Police District highway patrol officers for high range drink driving and speeding on Saturday, July 7. 

At about 8.25 am, officers were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Coopernook when a white Toyota Hiace was detected travelling at 151 kilometres per hour in a 100 kilometres per hour zone.

The driver was stopped and returned a positive result to a roadside breath test.

He was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where a breath analysis returned a high range reading.

The man’s driver licence was confiscated and he was issued with a licence suspension notice.

He was also fined $2435 for speeding more than 45 kilometres per hour over the speed limit and was issued a court attendance notice.