Drink-drivers still out there

COFFS Coast police continue to shake their heads in disbelief as more drink-drivers try to run the gauntlet.

One driver was more than four times over the legal blood alcohol limit at the weekend, police allege.

The lawbreakers are coming to police attention despite plenty of publicity about the latest blitz, Operation North Roads, which runs until April 18 to cover the school holidays.

A Boambee East man, 40, will face court after he was breath-tested on Lyons Road at Sawtell at 12.30am on Saturday.

He was arrested after a positive reading and a subsequent breath analysis returned .210.

Police charged him with high-range drink-driving.

A P-plater was allegedly caught driving over the limit in Coffs Harbour early on Sunday, police said.

The Boambee 18-year-old was breath-tested in Azalea Avenue at 2.30am.

He was arrested after a positive reading and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where a subsequent breath analysis returned a reading of .020.

All P-platers in NSW are restricted to a zero blood alcohol level.

Operation North Roads is clamping down on speeding, drink/drug driving, fatigue and the non-wearing of seatbelts in a bid to keep our roads fatality-free during the vacation.

Police are urging motorists to drive with extreme care in heavy traffic, to drive to the road conditions and to take plenty of stops during their journey.



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