Coffs Cup racegoers have been warned not to gamble on their drivers licences today.
Coffs Cup racegoers have been warned not to gamble on their drivers licences today. TREVOR VEALE/ The

A gamble you don't want to risk

COFFS Cup racegoers have been warned not to take a gamble on their drivers licences today.

Coffs Clarence Police say it's a sure bet you are certain to lose.

Highway patrol vehicles are already out in force and the blitz on local roads will ramp up this afternoon.

Coffs Harbour Highway Patrol Senior Constable Wally Brooks said the local ranks have been boosted by out of town resources.

"Based on previous years there's evidence to suggest there's a notable increase in drink driving in Coffs Harbour on Coffs Cup Day and police will again have all the main roads and back roads covered," Snr. Const. Brooks said.

"As a warning to motorists highway patrol vehicles will be supported by general duties and detectives vehicles in conducting random breath tests.

Snr. Const. Brooks said police will also conduct breath tests throughout the evening and tomorrow morning.

"Drivers should allow sufficient time after consuming alcohol at the races before getting beind the wheel tomorrow morning.

The highway patrol blitz will be complimented by Operation Gallop, the police crackdown on anti-social behaviour at the racecourse and in licensed premises afterwards.



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