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About 10pm on Saturday, December 22, witnesses saw a silver coloured Lexus travelling well over the speed limit at Fingal Head.

They saw the car mount the curb on the north western corner of the Fingal Road and Main Road intersection, still travelling at high speed.

The car continued through the intersection on two wheels and then collided with a parked blue vehicle causing this vehicle to spin at approximately 90 degrees causing extensive damage to the front of this vehicle.

During the collision a pedestrian was hit and thrown though in the air.

The car then collided with and destroyed a Telstra phone box.

Emergency vehicles attended and the driver was taken by ambulance to Tweed Hospital and treated for minor leg injuries.

They were charged with drive in a manner dangerous to the public and mid-range PCA and bailed to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on February 11, 2019.

Suffolk Park smash

Saturday saw a total of five people charged with drink driving.

At a crash in Clifford Street, Suffolk Park, both drivers involved were charged with mid-range drink driving.

They will appear at Byron Bay Local Court on January, 17, 2019.

More police patrols

Motorists will see higher profile police patrols of local roads together with random drink and drug testing after the annual state-wide Xmas traffic blitz, Operation Safe Arrival, began on Friday (December 21).

Operation Safe Arrival will continue up until 23:59hrs on Tuesday January 1, 2019,. The operation is aimed at highlighting public awareness to the dangers of drink/drug driving, fatigue, occupant restraints and speeding during the festive season and holiday periods.

 

 

 


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