The scene at Scotts Head yesterday where a young man lost his life.
The scene at Scotts Head yesterday where a young man lost his life.

Alcohol and driving: another death

A WEEKEND of drunken driving on Coffs Coast roads has resulted in one death and several people being injured as police caught six more idiots on our roads.

A 20-year-old Macksville man died early yesterday morning in Scotts Head when a Commodore station wagon he was travelling in lost control and hit a power pole.

The vehicle had left a nearby 21st birthday party at around 4.30am and police believe alcohol was major contributor to the accident.

In Coffs Harbour, police caught a 24-year-old P-plater early yesterday morning in Ocean Parade. The woman was charged with high-range PCA of 0.170 and her licence was cancelled.

And a 41-year-old Dorrigo man will appear in Bellingen Court after he drove with more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 23-year-old red P-plate driver was issued with a court attendance notice after he was charged with special-range PCA and a 48-year-old Woolgoolga man will appear in court later this month after he was found with a mid-range level on Woolgoolga’s Beach Street at 10.25pm on Saturday.



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