Stranded: Bystanders rescued this boat from the middle of the Pacific Highway on Sunday night.
Stranded: Bystanders rescued this boat from the middle of the Pacific Highway on Sunday night. Submitted

Red-light runner's highway mayhem

A MOTORIST who allegedly ran a red light in the centre of Coffs Harbour on Sunday night caused a trail of disturbance stretching all the way to Grafton.

Motorists reported that a vehicle towing a boat northwards went through a red light at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and West High Street about 10.30pm on Sunday, hitting a four-wheel-drive which was already crossing the highway from Harbour Drive to West High Street.

The impact also knocked the boat off the trailer, damaged a taxi turning left on to the highway and left the boat resting in the middle of the highway near the Plantation Hotel taxi rank. The trailer was later found near the Big Banana.

Police said the driver was a man, 20, an unaccompanied learner driver, who was stopped by police near Grafton in relation to the matter.



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