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Young drink driver crashes car into motor registry

A motorist crashed into the Coffs Harbour Motor Registry early this morning.
A motorist crashed into the Coffs Harbour Motor Registry early this morning. Frank Redward

MOUNTED on the kerb outside the Coffs Harbour Motor Registry with a wheel ripped from an axle, this vehicle came to rest under a sign reading: "Safer Driving Schools." 

No doubt that's where the driver of this Subaru WRX Impreza should be headed after his upcoming court appearances and time spent off the roads.

The 21-year-old failed a roadside breath test at the scene of the Gordon St accident, which happened on Sunday around 11.40pm. 

Police say speed was also a likely factor.

A set of tyre marks were thickly laid on the roadway stretching from the Vernon St roundabout.

After the driver lost control, the vehicle crossed onto the incorrect side of the road.

It then mounted the gutter crashed heavily into a power pole, struck a parking sign and bounced off the brick wall of the Roads and Maritime Services building. 

Police said the force of the impact dislodged several rows of bricks from the wall.

The true extent of the damage should be known today when an engineer assesses the building.  

After the driver failed the roadside breath test, he was taken to the Coffs Harbour Police Station where he returned a mid-range reading of 0.137.

He has been charged to appear before the Coffs Harbour Local Court. 

Topics:  accident, police, speed



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