Five drink drivers caught in Operation Safe Arrival

POLICE have caught five drink drivers behind the wheel since Operation Safe Arrival began on Friday morning.

Most of the quintet are locals who were caught while Coffs/Clarence LAC Highway Patrol officers conducted a total of 1261 breath tests over the past six days.

In addition to the drink driving charges, five other traffic charges were laid while 58 speeding fines were issued.

There were seven seatbelt offences while 55 other infringements were issued.

For too long the Coffs Coast has carried the tag of being the drink driving capital of NSW and Highway Patrol supervisor, Sergeant Dave Vandergriend, said charging five drivers so far was "surprisingly good" but added there's room for improvement.

"With the amount of breath tests we've conducted the results are still not good enough but it's an improvement on previous results," Sgt Vandergriend said.



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