A 41-year-old man has been charged by Laurieton Police with three charges of assault and a charge of driving with a high range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) after an incident on Saturday, March 10 in Lorne.
At about 3.45pm Laurieton Police Sergeant Walker said the man was driving a white utility on Hannam Vale Road and was accompanied by two children aged nine and 11.
Police said the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle while taking a corner and the vehicle slid sideways into a wire fence.
Sergeant Walker said residents approached the man and he allegedly punched a female resident. Police allege another female resident attempted to calm the driver down and he punched her. Police allege the driver also assaulted a male resident.
The male driver was restrained by residents until police arrived.
The man was arrested and conveyed to the Port Macquarie Police Station to undergo a blood alcohol test. The man allegedly returned a reading of 0.177, a high range PCA.
The man was charged in relation to the incident with three charges of assault and a charge of driving with a high range PCA.