A GUNNEDAH man will remain behind bars after he allegedly blew five times the legal limit when caught behind the wheel.
Kevin Adams, 49, appeared in the dock of Tamworth Local Court yesterday after he was arrested by police in Gunnedah on Thursday night.
Police were patrolling the Oxley Highway about 6.25pm after reports a motorist was swerving all over the road.
Adams was pulled over for a random breath test, where he allegedly recorded a positive reading at the scene.
He was arrested and taken to Gunnedah Police Station where police will allege he blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.263 – more than five times the legal limit.
Further checks revealed Adams was disqualified from holding a licence and was also in breach of bail conditions, prohibiting him from occupying the seat of a registered vehicle.
Adams was charged with driving with high-range PCA second or subsequent offence, driving during a disqualification period, second or subsequent offence and breach of bail.
During a brief court appearance yesterday Adams did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. He remains in custody until his next court appearance.