POLICE: Driver Caught With Drugs, Blew 0.153

A 24-year-old man is off to court.

11 December 2017

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Hunter drivers don't seem to be getting the drink driving message.

A weekend road blitz netted 42 people who got behind the wheel while over the limit.

Highway Patrol say a 24-year-old man was caught driving at 90km/h in a 60km/h zone on Fishery Point Road at Morisset.

He's initially failed to stop, and when the driver finally pulled over it's claim drugs - believed to be cocaine - were found inside his car.

Police say the man also returned a positive roadside breath test, blowing 0.153 and his licence was expired.

The man has been charged and handed conditional bail ahead of facing Toronto Local Court on December 19.

Acting Superintendent Robert Toynton of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said the number of people caught drink-driving is disappointing.

"It is alarming to see that despite the obvious dangers of drink-driving, at least 42 people within the Hunter region, still made the decision to drink-and-drive."

"All 42 of those drivers who made the decision to drink and drive will have to front court and explain why they chose to put themselves and others at risk on the roads through their selfish decisions."

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