Disqualified driver crashes into Long Jetty bottle shop

A man disqualified from driving until 2021 has been charged with high-range drink driving after he allegedly crashed into the wall of a bottle shop at Long Jetty yesterday. 

About 5.30pm (Tuesday 16 February 2016), police from Tuggerah Lakes Local Area Command were called to a bottle shop on Pacific Street, Long Jetty, following reports a red Holden Commodore utility had crashed into a wall, causing minor damage. 

A 49-year-old man who was allegedly driving the Holden was spoken to by police. 

Investigations revealed the man’s driver’s licence was disqualified by a court in January 2014 until 2021.

The man was arrested and submitted to a roadside breath test which returned a positive reading. 

During a search of the man and the car, officers allegedly located a modified NSW Driver’s Licence. 

He was taken to The Entrance Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.192. 

The man was charged with high-range drink driving (more than second offence), drive while disqualified and unlawfully possess thing that resembles Australian driver’s licence. 

He was refused bail to appear before Wyong Local Court today (Wednesday 17 February 2016).

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