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Four charged with drink driving in Tweed-Bryon region

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Police in the Tweed-Byron area have been targeting drink driving in the past week, with four people off the roads as a result.

About 7.20am Friday (June 15) police stopped a green Holden Commodore was stopped in Bay Street Byron Bay and performed an RBT on the 19-year-old male driver who was the holder of a P2 licence. He returned a positive reading and when retested at Byron Bay Police Station he returned a reading of 0.099. The 19-year-old Geneva man had his licence was suspended and will appear in the Byron Bay Local Court on July 13.

Around 10.50pm the same day Tweed Heads police were called to the site of a single-vehicle accident. A Toyota Corolla had rolled off the road near the Kingscliff off ramp of the M1 at Chinderah and come to rest in a swamp. The 25-year-old Kingscliff male driver was breath tested and subsequently taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where an analysis returned a reading of 0.124. His driver’s licence was suspended and he will appear at the Tweed Heads Local Court on July 3.

And at 11.35pm that night police saw a blue Volkswagen driving erratically along Mullumbimby Road, Mullumbimby. The vehicle was stopped in Argyle Street and the 34-year-old female driver from Wilsons Creek was returned a positive roadside breath test. She was taken to Brunswick Heads Police Station where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.138. Her driver’s licence was suspended and she will appear in Mullumbimby Local Court on July 24.

About 2.35am on Saturday (June 17) a white Toyota Hilux was stopped on Tweed Valley Way, South Murwillumbah, for an RBT. The 37-year-old female Queensland from returned a positive roadside breath test. Further breath analysis at Murwillumbah Police station returned a reading of 0.112. Her driver’s licence was suspended and she will appear in the Murwillumbah Local Court on June 27.

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