SUSPENDED DRIVER CHARGED WITH HIGH RANGE DRINK DRIVING

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly crashing his car into a power pole at Lake Macquarie yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Princes Street at Bonnells Bay just after 4 o’clock, after reports a car crashed into a pole and brought down live wires.

When police arrived, the 36-year-old driver allegedly threatened them.

Police restrained the man and conducted a roadside breath test, which returned positive.

He was arrested and taken to Toronto Police Station where he returned an alleged reading of 0.185.

The man was charged with high-range PCA, refusing to disclose his identity, driving while having a suspended licence, and resisting arrest.

He’s due to appear at Toronto Local Court on October 13.