Man refused entry to pub for being too drunk charged with high-range drink driving

A MAN who was refused entry to a pub for being too drunk has been charged with high-range drink driving after he was allegedly found behind the wheel of his car a short time later.

The 34-year-old allegedly drove to the hotel on the Pacific Highway at Belmont about 2.15pm on Friday but wasn’t allowed in because he was allegedly already too drunk.

Staff at the hotel then called police after the man got into a Subaru station wagon and drove away.


Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later, parked in a carpark on Macquarie Street.

After speaking with the driver, police subjected the 34-year-old to a roadside breath test, which he allegedly failed.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station where he underwent a second breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.263 – more than five times the legal limit.

The 34-year-old was charged with high-range PCA and is due to appear in Belmont Local Court next month.

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