Man caught almost five times over the legal limit at Port Stephens

A man has been caught almost five times over the legal alcohol limit at Port Stephens.

At about 11:15am yesterday, a police officer on a motorbike attached to Port Stephens-Manning Highway Patrol stopped a silver BMW convertible that was allegedly travelling 125km/hr in an 80km/hr zone on Nelson Bay Road.

The officer spoke to the driver who returned a positive roadside breath test.

The 51-year-old was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station, where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.245.

His driver’s licence was suspended, and he was charged with drive with high-range PCA and exceed speed over 30km/h.
The man is due to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court in December.