L-plater is charged

An 18-year-old male learner driver from Albion Park has been charged with low range drink-driving.

The accused drove a blue Holden commodore along Wattle Road, Shellharbour about 1.10am on Friday when he tried to turn right into Shellharbour Road, lost control and mounted the gutter.

Police took the driver to Lake Illawarra Police Station, where he was subjected to a breath test which recorded a low range result.

At the time the driver was an unaccompanied learner; however the vehicle displayed green “P” plates.