Four drivers charged with PCA in 24 hours in Manning/Great Lakes

Police from Manning/Great Lakes are urging drivers to be more responsible after four drivers were charged with drink driving on the Mid North Coast within 24 hours.

Just after 3pm on Friday, June 8, police stopped a Hyundai sedan on the Pacific Highway, Nabiac, after the vehicle was allegedly seen to be driving dangerously.

A 43-year-old man, who was on a P2 licence, underwent a random breath test which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Taree Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis 0.217.

The man, from Newcastle, was charged with drive with high-range PCA, and driver consume alcohol while driving. He is due to appear Taree Local Court on Tuesday, July 10.

Officers were conducting random breath tests on The Lakes Way, Forster, about 4.45pm on Friday, June 8, when the driver of a Holden Rodeo was stopped and spoken to.

The driver, a 40-year-old man returned a positive result to a roadside breath test. He was arrested and taken to Forster Police Station where he allegedly returned a positive breath analysis reading of 0.050.

The man was charged with drive with low-range PCA and is due to appear in Forster Local Court on Wednesday, July 4.

About 1.55am Saturday, June 9, a 45-year-old man was charged with high-range PCA after being pulled over on Warrawillah Avenue, Kundibakh, and subsequently returned a breath analysis of 0.168.

His licence was suspended and he is expected to appear at Taree Local Court on Tuesday, July 17.

In a further incident, about 6.20pm Saturday, police received complaints about the manner of driving of a Ford Territory on the Pacific Highway, Glenthorne.

A short time later the car left the road near the Cundletown exit in the northbound lanes.

Police attended and had to forcibly remove the 39-year-old woman from the vehicle.

She was taken to Taree Police Station where she returned a breath analysis of 0.287.

She was charged with high-range PCA and refused bail to appear at Taree Local Court on Tuesday, July 24.