Louts, vandals all in a day's work

A MAN hurt in a smash at Toormina on Sunday allegedly made life hard for police.

The 24-year-old was driving his white Magna sedan west in Werambie Street at 2pm when he repeatedly hit the gutter and blew a tyre.

Officers found the man still in his car. He had suffered a bleeding mouth and a cut forehead.

Paramedics treated him at the scene, where he allegedly refused a police breath test.

He was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he allegedly refused a breath analysis.

He was charged with both matters as well as unlicensed driving.

In other news, police need you to come forward if you saw vicious vandal attacks in the Coffs Harbour CBD overnight on Saturday.

Louts smashed windows and trashed panel work on at least eight cars parked in Moonee, Scarba and Elbow streets.

Also, investigators are still trying to catch a crook who smashed his way into Gem Car Sound and Auto Electrics in Little Street last Thursday, which featured on our front page on Friday.

He ripped a pipe from the grounds of Coffs Harbour Fire Station and used it to obliterate the shop window. He got away with a set of speakers.

Police also need your help finding vandals who torched gear at Mylestom.

Intruders set fire to an old mattress and rubbish left for collection at the surf club at 7pm on Sunday.

To help with the investigation, contact Urunga police on 6655 6244. 

In other news, emergency crews dashed to a two-car smash on the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour South yesterday afternoon.

No-one was injured in the pile-up, which happened at 2.40pm.

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