POLICE have charged a man over driving and firearm offences after a collision in South Grafton on the weekend.
About 4.30pm on Sunday, Highway Patrol Police received information from members of the public regarding a vehicle being driven erratically around the South Grafton area.
A short time later, police found the vehicle crashed into a table drain between Orr and Bligh Streets, South Grafton.
The driver had fled the scene.
Police searched the vehicle and located a .22 calibre firearm concealed behind the front row of seats.
Further enquiries led police to a location in Grafton, where they found a 38-year-old Grafton man. A breath test at the scene returned a positive reading.
A consequent breath analysis at Grafton Police Station resulted in a reading of .081.
The man was taken to Grafton Police Station and charged with offences relating to drive with middle range PCA, negligent driving, and firearms offences.
The man's drivers licence has been suspended. He was unconditionally bailed and will appear before Grafton Local Court on Monday, 9 September 2013.
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