A Newcastle p-plater has lost his licence after being caught drunk behind the wheel at Nabiac.
Police say the 43 year old from North Lambton was spotted driving dangerously on the Pacific Highway on Friday afternoon.
He performed a random breath test and returned a positive result.
The man was taken to Taree Police Station where he blew 0.217.
It's claimed he was consuming alcohol while driving.
He'll face Taree Local Court on July 10.