A disqualified driver has been charged after being pulled over by police on King Street and returning a high range breath test reading of 0.151.

About 11:30pm on Wednesday 16 June, officers attached to Newcastle City Police District stopped a Subaru Impreza on King Street, Newcastle West. 

Police allege the 30-year-old driver became argumentative and belligerent towards them and refused to submit the test.

The driver was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station where his demeanor continued to be argumentative and belligerent. 

He is due to appear before Newcastle Local Court in July.