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Police had to remove two people from venues in Byron Bay on Saturday night (May 13) for refusing to leave when intoxicated.

And a man was picked up in a car at Crystal Creek with more than double the blood-alcohol limit.

About 9pm, a 32-year-old male French tourist driving a white Ford utility was stopped by police for a random breath test on Numinbah Road, Crystal Creek.

The driver returned a positive roadside breath test and was taken conveyed to the Murwillumbah Police Station where subsequent analysis returned a reading of 0.128.

He was issued a licence suspension notice and will appear in the Murwillumbah Local Court on 23 May 2017.

Refusing to leave bar

About 10.15pm Saturday 13 May 2017 Police observed a 24-year-old Suffolk Park man arguing with security at a licensed premises.

Described as appearing ‘intoxicated and quarrelsome’ he was repeatedly asked by security to leave the premises.

The male refused to leave and tried to re-enter the premises.

When police intervened he still refused to leave. The man was taken to the Byron Bay Police station where he was detained due to his intoxication.

Upon his release he was issued with a criminal infringement notice.

Less than two hours later, at around midnight, a similar scene took place, this time the culprit was a 20-year-old male tourist from the UK.

Police saw the man being removed by security from a licensed premises in Byron Bay due to his intoxication, attempting to re-enter the premises and constantly using offensive language towards the staff of the premises.

Police intervened and the male continued to use offensive language and refuse to leave the area. He was detained by Police due to his ongoing behaviour and intoxication and taken to Byron Bay Police Station were he was issued criminal infringement notices for offensive language ($500) and for continue intoxicated behaviour after move on direction ($1100).


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