Girls night out ends in arrest

A ROUTINE breath-test turned ugly at Park Beach early yesterday.

Police stopped a vehicle in Vincent Street, about 50 metres from the Ocean Parade intersection, during a random breath-testing operation at 1.55am and discovered a carload of women.

The officers breath-tested the driver, 22, who returned a positive reading.

But as she was placed under arrest so she could be taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station for a breath analysis, two of her friends hopped out of the car and said they were going with her to the station.

The officers refused but the pair allegedly became abusive and lashed out at police and were also arrested.

They were subsequently detained for intoxication and charged with hindering police and resisting arrest.

The driver, meanwhile, was charged with mid-range drink-driving.

All three will appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court.



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