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.