A man was charged with high-range drink driving at Darlington Point on Friday night.
According to Inspector Nick Seddon from Griffith Local Area command, a 46-year-old man was pulled over on Kidman Way, Darlington Point, for a random breath test (RBT) about 8pm on Friday, February 19.
“The driver returned a positive roadside breath test and was taken to Darlington Point Police Station where he returned a 0.175 blood-alcohol reading,” Inspector Seddon said.
“His license was immediately suspended and he will appear in Griffith Local Court on March 8.”
The message is out there and it’s clear: don’t drink and drive.- Inspector Nick Seddon
Inspector Seddon said police had been conducting RBTs as part of ‘Operation Drink Drive I’, a state-wide drink driving blitz.
“It’s disappointing to see someone on our roads with this level of intoxication,” Inspector Seddon said.
“Drunk drivers show a reckless disregard for the safety of themselves and others.
“The message is out there and it’s clear: don’t drink and drive or you will be held responsible for your actions.”
‘Operation Drink Drive I’ saw 172 drink-drivers and 1900 speeding drivers charged in NSW in three days.
Eight people died on NSW roads during ‘Operation Drink Drive I’.