14 nabbed in drink-drive blitz

COFFS HARBOUR drivers have had a shocking lead-up to the festive season.

As many as 14 were caught drinking and driving in a two-night blitz, with police now bracing themselves for more outrageous behaviour as Christmas draws near.

The Coffs Coast already has a terrible drink-driving record and the latest operation on Friday and Saturday will further tarnish its reputation.

“It’s disgusting,” said Coffs/Clarence crime manager Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay.

“The problem we have is we are coming into the festive season and people are going to Christmas parties and family get-togethers where people will partake in alcohol.

“We will be out in force conducting random breath tests and people who drink and drive can expect to be caught. That is evidenced by the numbers at the weekend.

“People need to realise how dangerous drink-driving is and how seriously it is treated by police and the courts.”

In other news, a man was treated at hospital for minor injuries after a two-car smash north of Woolgoolga today.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene at 1.40pm and the highway was briefly blocked during the salvage operation.



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