Police disappointed with local drivers as four people charged

Two P-platers - including one man charged with high range - are among four people charged with drink driving over the weekend.

Hawkesbury police have stated they were disappointed with the behaviour after three men were charged on Saturday and one on Sunday, October 6 and 7.

On Saturday, a 65-year-old Bligh Park man was stopped while driving on Blacktown Road, South Windsor due to his manner of driving. A roadside breath test proved positive and he was taken to Windsor police station where he returned a reading in the low range, a police statement said.

He was served with court attendance notices for driving with low range PCA, and two counts of not giving way at a roundabout. He is due to appear before Windsor Local Court  next month.

On the same date, police stopped a vehicle on George Street, South Windsor, and the 47-year-old P2 driver recorded a positive roadside breath test.

“[The driver] was taken to Windsor police station and returned a reading in the high range,” police stated. “His licence was suspended and he was charged with the offence of high range PCA. The male will be required to attend Windsor Local Court in November.”

In a third incident on Saturday, officers from the Proactive Crime Team at Windsor stopped a vehicle in Francis Street, Richmond and conducted a roadside breath test of a 19-year-old Hobartville P2 licence holder.

“Following a positive roadside breath test, the male was taken to Windsor Police Station, returning a reading in the mid range,” police stated.

“The male was charged with the offence of drive with middle range PCA and his licence was suspended. The male will be required to appear before Windsor Local Court in November.”

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old Londonderry man was charged with mid range PCA after being stopped the following day while driving on The Northern Road at Londonderry. He will face court next month.

“The actions of the four individuals were reckless and potentially harmful, putting themselves and other road users at risk of harm,” police stated. “This is a timely reminder to ensure you have a Plan B if you are planning on drinking away from home.”