Aust Day drink-driving down

MORE than 10 motorists have been caught drink-driving on the North Coast over the Australia Day weekend with another 110 charged with speeding.

Tweed Local Command said a further 16 were charged with other traffic offences. One man was pulled over on Sunday driving a stolen car on the Pacific Highway while carrying seven passengers.

Richmond and Tweed Local commands said they breath tested more than 480 motorists over the four-day operation.

Across the state, 28 motorists were charged with drinking under the influence, compared with 153 last year.

One man died on Sunday, taking the road toll up to two since the operation started on Saturday, after his van collided with a semi-trailer near Gunnedah. Operation Safe Return ended last night.



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