P-Plater caught doing 186kmh on Pacific Hwy

A 19-year-old P-plater will appear in court next month charged with driving at almost 100kmh over the speed limit while under the influence of alcohol.

Police pulled over a white Holden Commodore just before 3.30pm on Thursday on the Pacific Hwy at Arrawarra, north of Coffs Harbour.

It will be alleged the car was travelling at a speed of 186kmh in the sign-posted 110kmh zone.

Officers spoke with the 19-year-old male driver, and noted there were three other people inside the car.

The man produced a P1 driver's licence, which carries a top-speed restriction of 90kmh.

Police breath-tested the man, and will allege this produced a positive result.

The Coffs Harbour man was arrested and taken Woolgoolga Police Station, where a breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.019.

He was subsequently issued with a court attendance notice for the offences of P1 driver exceed special speed limit (90km/h) over 45km/h, and novice driver drive whilst novice range PCA.

The man is due to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court on November 17.

In addition, the man's driver's licence was suspended on the spot for a period of six months.


Australia still quiet after UK and USA plea for Ebola help

Oscar de la Renta 'unwell' for Clooney wedding dress fitting

Renault Twizy travels more than 50km on less than $2

Avengers 2: first trailer leaked

Farmer finds human bones bull dozing on Rockhampton land

Girls take aim on the shooting range

Mosque opens doors in walk for peace

Topics:  arrawarra coffs clarence local area command drink driving editors picks nsw police pacific highway p plater speeding

Brave boy uncovers man's cow sex, child sexual abuse

A beast in the main arena at the 2012 Ekka.

Police praise boy for testimony of man's abuse and sex with a cow

DPI puts Dolphin Marine Magic 'all but out of business'

A battle over seal enclosures at Dolphin Marine Magic threatens the facility's ability to stay open, Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser warns.

DPI crackdown a threat to Dolphin Marine Magic, warns MP

Medics fight for rights

SPREADING THE WORD: Bellingen paramedic Justin Williams writes "Mike Baird has promised to protect us by January 31”.

Paramedics face more risks yet are least protected

Local Partners

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

MEL Small had already gone into labour when she learned of the tragic fate of her sister Jodie Spears.

Blooming Woolgoolga

Handmade flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

HANDMADE flowers have brought colour to mental health in Woolgoolga.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Miranda Kerr to wed next year

Supermodel Miranda Kerr

Supermodel and Snapchat founder to wed

What's on the small screen this week

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

TWO big reality shows wrap up this week while

Brad Pitt won't file legal response to divorce petition

Brad reportedly refused to send off the paperwork

Azealia Banks won't take legal action against Russell Crowe

Rapper Azealia Banks

Rapper drops legal action against Russell Crowe

Brad Pitt meets with his kids amid divorce proceedings

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has met up with his oldest son Maddox

Pictures of Taylor Swift allegedly being groped are sealed

They could "complicate jury selection".

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

Heavyweight enters real estate market

Des Besanko principal and director of Raine and Horne Springfield.

Major rebranding which has seen two big name brands merge