Drivers tested: Richmond Local Area Command police conducting roadside random breath testing in Lismore.
Drivers tested: Richmond Local Area Command police conducting roadside random breath testing in Lismore. Jacklyn Wagner

Police bag drink-drivers in blitz

POLICE have been kept busy on the Northern Rivers with a number of drivers not heeding the dangers of drink-driving.

The first arrest in a three-day blitz that kicked off last Friday was a 42-year-old Nimbin man charged with a high-range alcohol reading of 0.17 after being stopped in Magellan Street, Lismore, driving his 1988 Magna at 12.10am

Following this a 31-year-old West Ballina man was charged with middle-range drink-driving, as well as ass-aulting police, after he was stopped at 10.09pm on Friday.

He was driving his 1997Hyundai in River Street at Ballina when the incidentoccurred.

The weekend continued to be busy with another man, a 47-year-old from Federal,being charged with a high-range alcohol reading of 0.17 after being stopped at 5.15pm on Saturday in Johnston Road, Eltham.

According to the police, at the time he was driving his 1993 Ford.

The weekend ended with a 26-year-old Alstonville man charged with a middle-range alcohol reading of 0.11 after he was seen driving his 1988 Nissan at 6.25pm on Sunday in Daley Street, Alstonville.

Meanwhile, police have charged a 24-year-old Casino woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident at 5.35pm on Saturday.

Police will allege the woman had sought assistance to start her 1987 Mitsubishi in Oak Avenue, Casino.

After the vehicle was started it accelerated suddenly, mounting a gutter and crashing into a fence.

Police allege the woman failed to stop after the accident and did not supply any particulars.



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