Police happy with NYE celebrations

COFFS Harbour police were very happy with the city's New Year's Eve celebrations, saying they had been very quiet and people had been well-behaved on the whole.

Chief Inspector Tony Ferguson said arrests during the evening and early morning had been mainly for street offences, drink driving and a few assaults.

He said police had also handed out tickets for minor offences and had used their powers under the Summary Offences Act and the Police Powers Act to move some people on.

"Arrests were mostly alcohol-related," Inspector Ferguson said.

"There were no serious offences."

Although there were 'numerous' driving offences, he said only six people were charged with drink-driving in the whole of the area between Woolgoolga and Bellingen.

Mobile and stationary breath-testing units were in action around the area.

He attributed the quiet revels mainly due to the weather, which kept crowd numbers down in public areas.

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