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Police have arrested a  man who was driving despite him being banned until 2037.
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A feed from McDonalds was too much temptation for a 22-year-old Goonellabah man, who was caught by police behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2037. Meanwhile a Wollongbar was arrested more than six times over the legal limit.

Police allege they saw the man driving through the McDonalds drive-through at Goonellabah on Saturday.

He was arrested and taken to the Lismore Police Station where checks revealed he was disqualified until 2037.

The man was charged with driving while disqualified second offence, was refused bail, and will appear in the Lismore Local Court today (Monday, 24 July).

Meanwhile on Saturday, police charged a 53-year-old Wollongbar man with being almost six times over the legal limit after crashing his car into a parked vehicle on Brewster Street, Lismore.

Police allege the man drove off without exchanging details with the owner of the other car, and a short time later lost control of his vehicle and collided with an embankment at the intersection of Dunoon Road and Sexton Street in North Lismore.

The man provided a positive breath test and was taken to Lismore Police Station.

At Lismore he provided a breath sample almost six times over the legal limit.

He had his licence suspended and was charged with High Range PCA 2nd+ Offence.

He will appear at Lismore Local Court in August


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