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Car Stopped With Disqualified Drivers 3 Times In One Day

Officers from the Blue Mountains Highway Patrol stopped the same car three times in one day, with two separate disqualified drivers, while a child in the backseat was not properly anchored.

A 26-year-old man was stopped around 10am at a Random Breath Test site in Lapstone Hill, after allegedly speeding in a Toyota Corolla. Checks revealed that he was the holder of a disqualified licence.

Seated in the passenger seat was a 21-year-old woman, and in the rear seat, a three-year-old girl. The driver was arrested and charged with drive whilst disqualified and speeding.

About 1.40pm, officers stopped the same car on The Great Western Highway at Katoomba. The driver was the 21-year-old woman, who was the passenger earlier in the day. Investigations revealed that she was also a disqualified driver. She was charged with driving while disqualified.

About 2.40pm, officers were conducting Random Breath Tests on The Great Western Highway at Glenbrook, when they stopped the car for a third time. The 21-year-old woman was again driving the car.

She was arrested for a second time and charged with a second count of driving whilst disqualified and officers seized the keys to the car.

At the time of the offences, police will allege a three-year-old child was seated in the rear seat in a car seat that was not anchored correctly.

The man and the woman are both due to appear at Katoomba Local Court on Monday 26 February 2018.

Police have reported the matter to Family and Community Services (FACS).

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