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Woonona drink driving charge

Police Breath TestA LEARNER driver is facing court after hitting a parked at Woonona and returning an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.310.

A man was driving a Subaru Liberty west along Russell Street when he hit a parked Holden SUV about 9pm on Sunday. Residents came out to see what had happened. The owner of the Holden was able to reach into the Liberty and turn off the vehicle.

Police arrived and the driver returned a positive roadside breath test.

The 41-year-old man was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station. A subsequent breath analysis returned a reading of 0.310. He was charged with High Range PCA, being an unaccompanied learner driver and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.

The 41-year-old will appear in Wollongong Local Court on November 20.


About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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 Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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