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Their long-weekend drinking binges have caught up with two men – one a probationary driver – who will face court for driving five times over the legal limit.

At 11.52pm on Friday (January 26) police stopped a car being driven by a 58-year-old Blue Knob man on Cullen Street, Nimbin.

He produced a positive reading for alcohol and was taken to Nimbin Police Station. There he recorded a reading more than five times the legal limit. He was issued a field court attendance notice for high-range drink driving and had his license suspended. He will appear in Lismore Local Court in February.

At 12.45pm on Saturday (January 27) a car sideswiped another car near Clothiers Creek.

Police stopped the offending vehicle at Howards Grass.

The driver, a 27-year-old Lismore man on a provisional licence produced a positive reading for alcohol and was taken to Lismore Police Station.

There he recorded a reading almost than five times the legal limit for a fully licensed driver.

He was issued a field court attendance notice for high-range drink driving and had his license suspended. He also had his keys confiscated. He will appear in Lismore Local Court in February.

Further charges will be laid in relation to not stopping after the collision.

 


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