Tathra driver more than six times legal limit

Image: NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook

Image: NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook

A Tathra man will face court after allegedly blowing a reading of .334 in a roadside breath test on Sunday.

About 3.25pm on August 6, police from Kuring Gai Highway Patrol were performing duties as part of operation Southforce in the Bega area as a direct result of the increasing road toll in that area.

At this time a 50-year-old male from Tathra was stopped driving his vehicle on Tathra Rd near Bega due to his manner of driving.

He was breath tested and allegedly returned a roadside reading of 0.334. He was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis and conveyed to Bega Police Station.

He underwent a breath analysis which returned a reading of 0.337 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.

His licence was confiscated and his driving privileges suspended. Police also confiscated his car keys.

He was taken home by police and left in the care of his mother.

He was issued with a field court attendance notice to appear at Bega Local Court on September 15.