Stupidity theme on NSW roads

TWEED police have arrested a man for drink driving twice in 20 minutes, adding to a theme of "negligence and stupidity" across the state's roads this holiday season.

On Tuesday the man was arrested and suspended from driving for drink driving and being unlicensed.

Just 20 minutes after he was released, he was picked up drink driving again, this time as a suspended driver.

NSW Police Force field operations Deputy Commissioner Nick Kaldas said police were at their wit's end.

"There is only so much police can do to keep our roads safe," Dep Comm Kaldas said.

"Motorists need to take greater responsibility for their actions on the road and realise that their negligence or stupidity behind the wheel could leave them, or someone else, dead."

Random breath tests will continue over the holiday period with double-demerits in force for speeding and seatbelt offences until midnight Monday, January 2, 2012.

The NSW holiday road toll stood at eight fatalities as of yesterday afternoon including a five-year-old girl who died after a smash at Broadwater on Tuesday and another two people killed in a crash at South Tweed Heads on Christmas Day.



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