Mad monday on the roads of Coffs City

A COFFS Harbour man, 18, will face court for allegedly fleeing police.

Officers tried to pull over the learner driver for a breath test in Brodie Drive, Coffs Harbour, at 3.45pm on Monday. Police allege the man accelerated and drove into nearby streets to get away.

However, the man lost control of his Landcruiser and struck a power pole at the intersection of Brodie Drive and Orlando Street, with power lines falling onto the road. Police removed the man, who was not hurt, from his vehicle and breath-tested him.

He will face court next month for alleged drink-driving, dangerous driving and being an unaccompanied learner.

  • A MAN, 28, who allegedly overtook a marked police car while speeding on Harbour Drive will face court.

Police allege the Coffs Harbour man overtook the police car on the road shoulder in his Honda Civic at 10.25pm on Monday, then refused to stop and overtook another car in the same manner. The man parked in Marina Drive, where police arrested him.

He returned a subsequent breath analysis reading of .145 and was charged with mid-range drink-driving.

  • A COFFS HARBOUR man, 47, was charged with low-range drink-driving after he was breath-tested at the intersection of Park Avenue and the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour at 6.30pm on Monday.

He later returned a breath analysis reading of .070.

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