‘Drunk’ driver nabbed in school zone was unlicensed and using his mobile phone, police say

A MAN has been charged after he was allegedly caught driving through a school zone while disqualified, drunk and using his mobile phone in Sydney.

Police were conducting speed enforcement duties on Johnson Street in Annadale, in the city’s inner west, about 2.50pm on Tuesday when they noticed a man using his phone while driving through a school zone.

The officers intercepted the 38-year-old and subjected him to a roadside breath test, which he allegedly failed.


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The man was arrested and taken to the local police station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.171.

Further checks also revealed the man was disqualified from driving until 2022.

The 38-year-old was charged with driving with a high range PCA and driving while disqualified and was fined $448 and lost five demerit point for using a mobile phone in a school zone.

The man was released on bail and is due appear in Downing Centre Local Court in May.

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