Man assaults police after being caught drink-driving twice in 4 hours

A man has been charged, accused of assaulting a police officer after he was allegedly caught drink-driving twice in the same night on the NSW north coast.

Police said officers first stopped the 40-year-old man’s car in Anna Bay at Port Stephens around 6.30pm on Thursday for the purpose of a roadside breath test..

The man allegedly returned a positive result.


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He was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station where he returned an official breath analysis reading of 0.148.

He was issued with a summons to appear in court and was driven back to his home address in Anna Bay. He was ordered not to drive.

Then, at around 10pm, police allege the man caught a cab back to his vehicle.

It’s alleged the man failed to pay the driver and started to drive his vehicle home, but he didn’t get far.

He was pulled over by police again, this time on Gan Gan Road.

Police said the man provided a second positive roadside breath test, and a reading of 0.206 when submitted to a breath analysis back at the station.

His licence was immediately suspended and his car keys were confiscated.

Officers will allege the man then became aggressive and assaulted one of the officers.

He was charged with high-range drink driving, driving while licence suspended, assault and resist police, and hirer not pay authorised fare on termination of hiring.

He will appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 18 July.