Motorists and truck drivers stop drunk driver

A 31-year-old Gorokan man was detained by members of the public after driving erratically along the M1 Pacific Motorway on May 7.
At around 12:20am on May 7, several 000 calls were received from members of the public in relation to a Toyota Utility being driven south along the M1 Pacific Motorway towards Sydney.
Drivers reported the subject vehicle drifting across all three lanes at times with its hazard lights activated.
Upon approach to the RMS Heavy Vehicle Inspection station at Mt White, truck drivers concerned with the manner of driving of the vehicle, caused a rolling road block and directed the vehicle to enter the weighbridge where other motorists caused it to stop.
Those members of the public held the driver until the arrival of police.
Upon arrival, police will allege the driver appeared well effected by intoxicating liquor, and he failed a roadside breath test.
He admitted to consuming a number of schooners of beer at a local club and a number of spirits the previous evening.
The male was taken to Gosford Police Station where he submitted to a breath analysis giving a reading of 0.208.
His unrestricted licence was seized and suspended by police.
Due to his level of intoxication, he was given bail not to occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle and is to appear before Gosford Local Court in June.

Website, May 7
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command NSW

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