DISQUALIFIED DRIVERS CHARGED DURING OPERATION SAFE RETURN

A woman died in a head-on crash on the Central Coast yesterday, which involved a 37-year-old disqualified driver.

The 67-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a Toyota Hilux when it crashed into a Mitsubishi Outlander driven by the 37-year-old woman.

In a separate incident, a 27-year-old man, disqualified from driving until January 2064, was found behind the wheel with methylamphetamine and cannabis in his system last night.

He was charged, and will appear at Newcastle Local Court today.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said the risky driving behaviour is very worrying.

“We do not want to see the unnecessary loss of lives on the roads when so many road incidents could be avoided through safer driving and making better choices before you get behind the wheel,” said Mr Corboy.