Goonellabah man caught drink driving at 159km/h on highway
A Goonellabah man has been refused bail after he was caught driving almost 60km/h over the speed limit in Glencoe over the weekend.
Officers from Glen Innes Highway Patrol detected a red Hyundai SUV travelling on the New England Highway in Glencoe at 159km/h in a 100km/h zone at about 7pm on February 27.
Officers stopped the vehicle and the 38-year-old man driving the vehicle returned a positive road side breath test.
The driver returned a reading of 0.212, a high range prescribed concentration of alcohol.
He was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, driving in a manner dangerous to the public, driving with High Range PCA and breaching bail.
He was refused bail and will appear at Armidale Local Court at a later date.