Topics:  drink driving, high range, pacific highway

Drunk driver sped past police

Police say they were overtaken by a driver, who was driving over the limit in more ways than one.
Police say they were overtaken by a driver, who was driving over the limit in more ways than one. Trevor Veale

A MAN has been charged with high-range drink driving after he overtook police while speeding on the Pacific Highway, north of Kempsey.

Police said the 29-year-old was stopped by officers after he allegedly overtook a squad car in a Ford Falcon travelling at 115km/h in a 100km/h zone.  

The alleged offence happened at Clybucca on Sunday at 8.30am.

Officers stopped the vehicle and submitted the driver to a road-side breath tested.

Police said the man returned a positive reading and was taken to Kempsey Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.156.

The man was charged with drinking with a high-range prescribed alcohol content and was bailed to appear in court at a date to be set.

The arrest was made as part of Operation National Route 1, which was established in March to target driving offences on the Pacific Highway.



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