A generic photo of a motorised esky. Source: Facebook
A generic photo of a motorised esky. Source: Facebook

Man charged with high-range drink driving, on motorised esky

A MAN, 21, has been charged with high-range drink-driving on a motorised esky in Camden on Australia Day.

Police said highway patrol officers saw the man riding the petrol-powered Esky southbound on Argyle St about 7.30pm.

They said the man, from Elderslie, was travelling at about 20km/hr in a 50km/hr zone and other traffic was forced to slow and move around him.

The Esky was ridden around the John St roundabout and back down Argyle St as a group of males filmed from a balcony.

Police inspected the petrol-powered Esky and said its construction met the classification of a motor vehicle however it was not registered to be ridden on the road.

Officers will allege the man returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.162.

He was charged with high-range drink-driving and using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle on a road and is due to appear at Picton Local Court on February 28.

Camden police said that while it may appear to be a funny stunt to ride motorised vehicles they present a danger as they are too small to be easily seen by other drivers on the road.

They also said the rider would be less able to assess danger and risk.

News Corp Australia

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