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A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 21).

About 12.15am police saw the driving a vehicle with four passengers on board in the wrong direction.

They stopped the car on Lawson Street and subjected the driver to a road side breath test that gave a positive result.

She was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where a reading of 0.107 (mid-range) was recorded.

The driver was charged with mid-Range PCA and her driver’s licence suspended.

Five times over limit

About 2.30pm on Saturday (October 20) police were alerted to an intoxicated male in Murwillumbah.

On arrival Police allege that the male entered the vehicle and started it.

Before he could drive away police intervened and the male was breath tested, returning a positive result.

The 47-year-old male driver was taken to Murwillumbah Police Station and gave a reading of 0.270 – more than five times the legal limit.

The driver was charged with high range PCA and his driver’s licence suspended.

 


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