Man blows more than five times the limit after fellow driver snatches keys

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A man has been charged after he was caught high-range drink-driving in Cambridge Park.

About 4.10pm on Sunday, August 20, a driver was travelling on Oxford Street.

They saw a man attempting to get out of the driver’s seat of his vehicle at a set of shops. It is alleged the 57-year-old man made two attempts to get out of his vehicle, before finally getting out.

He allegedly went into a nearby bottle shop and staggered back to his vehicle with a bottle of alcohol in hand.

The man went to start the vehicle, when the witness opened the door and took the keys.

Police were contacted, who arrived and spoke with the driver.

The man was breath tested, which proved positive.

He was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis that returned a positive reading of 0.261.

His licence was suspended on the spot and he was charged.

He will appear in Penrith Local Court on September 21.

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