Man six times over legal limit

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A man has been charged after being caught allegedly driving six times over the legal blood alcohol limit at Emu Plains last night.

About 11pm yesterday, a Honda Jazz driving along Nepean Street allegedly crashed into a power pole.

Police have been told the 30-year-old male driver continued driving south along the street for another kilometre, even after one of the tyres came off the car.

When the Honda hit a kerb and stopped, nearby residents detained the driver and called police.

Officers from St Marys Local Area Command attended and subjected the driver to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station, where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.314, more than six times the legal alcohol limit.

The man was charged with high range PCA and granted conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on September 8.

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