Road rage man appears in court
A COFFS HARBOUR driver, 30, faced court yesterday over a series of disturbing early-morning incidents that included driving while suspended, being over the drink-drive limit and driving an unregistered car.
Paul Andrew Castle is charged with failing/refusing to undergo a breath test, two counts of resisting police, intimidating police, using an uninsured vehicle, and driving with a mid-range blood alcohol reading.
Registrar Aldo Loprete conditionally bailed him to reappear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on August 11.
At 4.20am, police stopped Castle on the Pacific Highway at Korora, where they allege he failed to comply with a breath test and arrested him.
They further allege he resisted police and wrestled with them when they tried to place him in their vehicle, and had to force him in.
They took him to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis.
Police further allege he resisted and wrestled with them at the station and also threatened them.
A check of Castle's licence allegedly revealed he was a suspended driver and his vehicle was not registered.