Driver busted drinking cup of wine at 6.30am

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A man has been charged after driving with a cup of wine in his lap.

At about 6.30am on Sunday, June 2 police were patrolling Cox Avenue, Kingswood.

Police have sighted a VW Golf stopped in the middle of the road. Police activated their warning devices and got out and approached the driver.

Police have had a conversation with the driver, a 39-year-old Kingswood man.

While police spoke with the man they could smell alcohol. The man was asked to produce his licence and the man told police he did not have his driver’s licence with him.

It was then noticed that the man had a cup of wine in his lap. The man was breath tested which returned a positive result.

The man was arrested and taken to Penrith Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis test that returned a positive reading of 0.276.

The man’s licence was suspended and he will front court in July.

Emily Chate

Emily Chate joined The Western Weekender in 2024, and covers local news - primarily courts and politics. A graduate of the University of Wollongong, Emily has contributed to The Daily Telegraph and worked as a freelance journalist.

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