Drink Driver Hit the Coast

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NORTHERN Rivers police have described the first weekend of school holidays as disappointing with 31 arrests made for drink-driving on the region’s roads as part of Operation Unite.

Almost 2000 drivers were tested during random breath testing in the Richmond and Byron/Tweed local area commands, police said, with a total of 84 charges laid for a range of driving offences including one drink driver arrested for being four times the legal limit.

“These arrests are a concern. People just don’t seem to be getting the message about drinking and driving,” Inspector Bill McKenna from Richmond LAC said.

Acting Insp Doug Conners, of Byron police, agreed the weekend had been busy for police with the combination of heavy rain and drink driving.

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