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Man caught driving 115k in 50k zone, Bangalow

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About 1am on Sunday (June 10), a police speed radar on Granuaille Road, Bangalow, detected a northbound vehicle travelling at 115km/h in a 50km/h residential zone.

Police drove after the vehicle and pulled it over.

Officers spoke to the male driver, who they allege was ‘well affected by alcohol due to smell, speech and demeanour’.

When requested to provide a breath test, however, he stated he would not do anything until he spoke with his lawyer.

The accused was arrested for failing to submit to the roadside breath test and taken to the Byron Bay police station where he continued to request to speak with his lawyer.

At 2:24am accused submitted to a breath test, which returned a positive reading of 0.114 grams (more than double the limit).

The accused indicated he was intending to drive to Robina when intercepted by Police. His licence was immediately suspended and he will appear at Mullumbimby Local Court on June 25.

 


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