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Fair Meadow man Cataract crash

Police carA FAIRY Meadow man has been charged with high-range drink driving after crashing his car and returning a breath analysis reading of 0.304 on Picton Road on Thursday.

Police were called to Picton Road, Cataract, about 11am following reports of a single vehicle crash. It appears a Toyota Hilux utility vehicle was being driven west on Picton Road when it hit the centre barrier, veered back across the road and up an embankment, then rolled back onto the roadway blocking the westbound lanes.

The 52-year-old driver was not injured but was unable to undertake a roadside breath test. He was placed under arrest and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.304.

The man’s licence was suspended and he was issued a court attendance notice for the offence of high range PCA to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday September 26.

 

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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