INVERELL police arrested a 53-year-old man at the weekend after he drove his vehicle into a parked car while drunk.
About 6pm on Saturday, police said the Inverell man was driving a car in the parking lot of the town’s Woolworths supermarket in Sweaney St before crashing into a parked car.
It is understood the man then left the scene without exchanging details with the owner of the other vehicle.
Police were called and stopped the man a short time later in Evans St.
He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result, and was taken to Inverell Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis.
He returned a reading of 0.193 and was charged with driving with a high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol.
His licence was suspended and he received a field court attendance notice to appear at Inverell Local Court at a later date.