Many were caught DUI on weekend
A P-plater who slammed into a tree while over the limit was among a swag of long weekend drink-drivers on the Coffs Coast.
Police said the 19-year-old man left the Amble Inn at Corindi in his dual cab ute at 6.45pm on Saturday.
He lost control of the vehicle, crossed to the wrong side of Pacific Street and crashed into the tree.
Luckily, neither the driver nor his three passengers were injured.
Police allege the Queensland man tried to drive away from the scene.
He was breath-tested and arrested after a positive reading and later returned a mid-range reading of .095 at Woolgoolga Police Station.
Elsewhere, police have fined a man for negligent driving after a car smash at Karangi early on Saturday.
The 18-year-old sustained a suspected hand fracture when he lost control of his black Suzuki Swift, which crossed to the wrong side of Coramba Road, ploughed into an embankment and overturned. Police suspect speed contributed to the accident.
The man’s 17-year-old female passenger was not injured.
Police charged a man, 25, with high-range drink-driving after a breath-test in Pacific Street at Corindi at 10.50pm on Saturday.
The man returned a breath analysis of .185.
A man, 39, who allegedly crossed double unbroken lines in Coffs Harbour was charged with mid-range drink-driving.
Police breath-tested the man in Coff Street at 2am on Saturday. His breath analysis was .135.
Meanwhile, a man who sped on the Old Pacific Highway at Raleigh was also drink-driving, police allege.
Police stopped the 61-year-old at 2pm on Saturday when he was allegedly clocked at 77km/h in a 50km/h zone.
He later returned a low-range alcohol reading of .06.
On the same road on Saturday morning, a Repton man, 22, was discovered travelling at 92km/h. Police checks further revealed the man was allegedly driving while disqualified.
A Bellingen man, 43, will face court for alleged low-range drink-driving at Bellingen’s Creek Lane. He was breath-tested at 11.45pm on Friday and his reading was .065.
A 19-year-old P-plater was charged with drink-driving on Hogbin Drive in Coffs Harbour at 2.30am on Saturday. He returned a reading of .01.
A man, 37, was charged with low-range drink-driving in Woolgoolga’s Beach Street at 12.20am on Saturday. His reading was .07.
A man who allegedly drove with a low-range reading of .06 in Bellingen’s Hammond Street on Friday night will face court. The 33-year-old was breath-tested at 11pm.
A youth, 17, was charged with being an unaccompanied learner after a breath-test in Park Beach Road, Coffs Harbour, at 2am yesterday. She was further charged with drink-driving after her reading of .01.