DRIVING drunk 40km/h over the speed limit has seen one local P Plater lose his licence.
Senior Constable David Henderson from Richmond Local Area Command said that at 1am on Sunday police allegedly saw a 29-year-old Ballina man driving at a speed of about 130km/h on the Bruxner Highway, Alstonville.
The driver was stopped and presented a P1 licence to police.
A P1 driver has a speed limit of 90km/h.
The driver was also intoxicated, snr cnst Henderson said.
He had held a driver's licence for only five months.
At Ballina Police station he was charged with Mid Range PCA - 2nd offence and had his licence suspended.
He was also issued a ticket for speeding.