22 June 2020

Driver with unrestrained child in SUV blows 0.175 in Goulburn

| Edwina Mason
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High-range PCA offence

A Box Hill man has been charged with a high-range PCA offence in Goulburn. Photo: Supplied.

A Box Hill driver has been charged with high-range drink driving in Goulburn, despite having his pre-school child in the vehicle at the time.

Officers from the Hume Police Area Command were called to Auburn Street, Goulburn, at about 4:00 pm on Friday (19 June) after members of the public grew concerned about the behaviour of a man parking a SUV.

Police were told the driver had mounted the kerb while reverse parking, then fell out of the vehicle onto the street.

The man’s four-year-old son was unrestrained in the vehicle at the time.

The man returned a positive breath test at the scene and was arrested. He was taken to Goulburn Police Station where he allegedly returned a reading of 0.175.

The man was charged with a high-range PCA offence as well as driving with an unrestrained passenger aged four to seven years.

His licence was suspended and he’s been conditionally bailed to appear in Goulburn Local Court on Wednesday, 12 August 2020.

The little boy was taken home by family members and a child-at-risk notification has been made to the Department of Communities and Justice.

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