A man caught driving on a Sydney motorway while sniffing a substance off his mobile phone also didn't have his hands on the steering wheel, police say.
He was allegedly spotted using his phone just before midnight on August 14, while driving a Hyundai i30 sedan along the M4 motorway in Sydney's west.
The 21-year-old was last week issued a court attendance notice for driving without proper control of the vehicle, negligent driving, and using a mobile phone when not permitted.
Police will allege in court he was sniffing a substance off his phone and his hands were off the steering wheel.
NSW Police Acting superintendent Bill Darnell said police couldn’t provide proof as to what the substance may be.
“However, those three traffic offences, we are confident we can establish,” Mr Darnell told 2GB.
The three offences carry a combined total of 11 demerit points and over $1200 worth of fines.
“What concerns me is that these people take such extraordinary risks doing this kind of thing,” Mr Darnell continued.
“It’s not just their lives that are in peril but it’s those innocent people around them that have got their families and are just going from A to B and minding their own business, doing the right thing, and the risk around them is significantly escalated because of this dope’s behaviour.”
The driver will appear at Blacktown Local Court on October 14.
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