News

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.

ONLINE TODAY

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



Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Win an A-League experience

Win a coach's perspective of Coffs' first ever A-League match

Strong surf expected this weekend

Strong surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coast this weekend.

The NSW coast is expected to receive strong surf this weekend.

Local Partners

41-year-old playgroup under threat of closing down

IT'S been an important part of the Ballina community for decades, but this playgroup could be forced to shut its doors.


Fans invited to meet Jets at training session

FLYING IN: Catch the Newcastle Jets at the free training session at the international stadium on Thursday.

Catch up with the Newcastle Jets at the free training session

Legendary batsman opens up

STAR: Sir Viv Richards.

Cricket hero Sir Viv Richards will tell his tale at Coffs race club

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Steady growth in a Coffs buyer's market

Boambee stood out as the region's most expensive suburb for houses with a $650,000 median sale price.

Lower price ranges stand out as Coffs property best sellers

Thousands of jobs part of $1b retirement village project

THIS YEAR: An artist impression of the new Aveo retirement village in Springfield.

Aveo Springfield unveiled this month, homes ready by July

Our coastline suburbs offer cheapest beach living in NSW

GOING CHEAP: You can snap up a property at Nambucca Heads for as little as $95,000.

Could you imagine buying a beach property for less than $100,000?

KNIFE-EDGE: The housing tightrope we now face

Even the smallest interest rate rise will be hard for some to handle.

One if five home owners at risk, according to new analysis

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!