A man has given a 0.172 breath analysis reading when he was stopped at Mt Lambie west of Lithgow at the weekend. He is among five drink drivers that were caught with high-range PCA throughout the Western Region in a period police described as 'disappointing'.
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The 26-year-old man from Liverpool was detected by Lithgow Highway Patrol on the Great Western Highway near Mt Lambie, travelling in excess speed, the man was stopped and breath tested returning a positive result.
He was taken to Lithgow Police Station where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.172. He was given a future court attendance notice to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 31 August. His licence was also suspended.
Western Region Traffic Tactician, Insp Ben Macfarlane, said that this thoughtless driver behaviour needs to stop, your choice to drink and drink puts everyone on the road at risk.
"We are out in force and will continue to target drink driving offences throughout Western Region." he said.
"If you drink and drive, expect to be caught and have your licence suspended immediately," he said.
In addition to this, there were four similar incidents recorded in the Western Region during the weekend period.
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