A man has been charged after allegedly drink driving in the Hunter region yesterday.
At about 4.15pm on Tuesday, police noticed a Holden Commodore stopped in the middle of the road on the Pacific Way in Muswellbrook.
As police approached the vehicle, it allegedly drove off, before stopping on Tobruk Avenue.
The driver - a 42-year-old man - was subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive reading, before being arrested and taken to Muswellbrook Police Station.
The man allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.274 and was charged with high range PCA and assault police.
Police will allege in court that the man claimed he had COVID-19 and intentionally coughed at the police officer when he was asked to submit to a breath test.
He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Muswellbrook Local Court on April 6.