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Drink-driving twice in one night

TO be caught drink-driving once is bad enough, but twice on the same night is quite something else.

That’s what happened to a Coffs Harbour woman overnight on Wednesday, leaving local police shaking their heads in disbelief.

The officers pulled over the 37-year-old for a random breath test in West High Street at 11.45pm.

She was arrested after a positive reading and taken to the nearby Coffs Harbour Police Station, where a breath analysis returned a mid-range reading of .130.

The woman allegedly told police she had earlier consumed half a bottle of wine and further checks revealed she was allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

She was charged with the offences, her licence was suspended and she was released from custody.

But at 12.50am, police spotted the same woman driving again, this time on the Pacific Highway near Elbow Street.

She was breath-tested and arrested after a positive reading and taken back to the police station, where she returned a breath analysis of .115.

She was again charged with mid-range drink-driving and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

She was further charged with driving while suspended and will face Coffs Harbour Local Court next month.



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