Police reported a ‘steady night’ in Byron Bay on Saturday (November 19), the first night of ‘Operation Kimberley’ their 2016 ‘schoolies’ response.
Three people from the Lismore area were arrested for affray and given conditional bail to appear at Byron Bay Court on 1 December 2016.
Operation Kimberley is intended to provide a safe environment for the celebration of Schoolies while reducing alcohol and drug related crime, violence and antisocial behaviour.
Over the next two weeks additional police resources including the Public Order Response Group and mounted police will be assisting the local police to patrol the Byron Bay CBD, beach and parkland areas to keep people safe.
Meanwhile, at about 3.50am police conducting mobile random breath testing in the Byron Bay CBD stopped a white Toyota Corolla whose driver failed a breath test.
He was taken to Byron Bay Police station where further breath analysis returned a mid range PCA reading.The man was issued a license suspension notice and court attendance notice to appear at Byron Bay Local Court in December 1.