A man has been charged with drink driving, and allegedly having two passengers in the tray of his ute.
Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers were conducting stationary random breath testing on Victoria Parade at Nelson Bay on Saturday when they pulled over a Holden Rodeo ute at about 8:15pm.
As the ute pulled into the roadside RBT, two passengers jumped out of the tray of the ute and fled.
Police spoke to the driver, a 23-year-old man, and noticed two people were sitting in the front passenger seat, sharing one seatbelt.
The driver’s roadside breath test was positive so he was arrested and taken to Nelson Bay Police Station where he underwent a secondary breath analysis which allegedly returned a reading of 0.123, double the legal limit.