Naughty drivers keep cops on the hop
POLICE from the Richmond Local Area Command were kept busy over the weekend with a number of incidents.
Between 9pm on Saturday and 7.15am Sunday, a white Toyota Rav 4 was broken into on George Pl, Ballina.
Items were stolen from the car and police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
On Sunday morning a 19-year-old woman from Kempsey was stopped by police on the Pacific Highway at Tintenbar.
Police had observed a white Commodore travelling north and, as it passed the Automated Number Plate Recognition System, a warning sounded.
The warning stated that the vehicle may be driven by an unlicensed driver.
The car was stopped and the driver was issued with a court attendance notice for driving without ever having held a licence.
Also over the weekend a 19-year-old man was charged after a crash on The Coast Road at Lennox Head.
Witnesses had informed police the car was being driven in a dangerous manner before it ran off the road and hit a tree.
The driver was restrained by witnesses before police arrived.
A breath test of the driver returned a positive result.
He was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis but at the police station the driver was unable to supply a sufficient breath sample and was subsequently charged with failing/refusing to undergo a breath analysis.