Festival goers toe the line

AN INCIDENT involving a learner driver under the influence of alcohol was one of only a few blots on a relatively perfect copy book for Splendour in the Grass patrons over the weekend. Byron Bay police reported few arrests or incidents other than the random breath test result of the 26-year-old learner driver, who allegedly returned a reading of 0.09 while driving a van with seven passengers in the Byron Bay area on Sunday night. Police stopped the van on Ewingsdale Road at Ewingsdale shortly before midnight. The learner driver was subjected to a roadside breath test, but so was the 25-year-old man nominated as his supervising driver who allegedly returned a reading of 0.170. Both men's licences were suspended and will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on September 7 on drink driving offences along with a Gold Coast man who allegedly stole an ambulance buggy. Music fans celebrated in style and in glorious sunshine after a suspect festival start under cloudy skies as Belongil Fields played host to an array of local and international artists. Saturday's highlight was Kaiser Chiefs' set and the return of Powderfinger. Sunday's highlights included US quirk rockers OK GO before The Arctic Monkeys' wild antics closed Splendour in the Grass for another year.



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