Drunk Driver Crashes into Police at Belmont

A woman has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly crashing into an unmarked police car whilst more than four times the legal limit in Lake Macquarie

About 5:15pm on Wednesday, a male senior constable stopped in the breakdown lane of the Pacific Highway in an unmarked police vehicle.

A short time later, a Ford Focus veered into the breakdown lane and hit the police vehicle.

The Ford was stopped by police and the 42-year-old driver underwent a breathe analysis, where she allegedly returned a positive reading.

She was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station where a second breath analysis returned a reading of 0.214.

The Marks Point woman was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of high-range PCA and is due to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 3 February 2021.

Her licence was suspended.