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Police are warning that they will be very active over the up-coming Easter and ANZAC Day long weekends and have released the weekend’s alcohol offences as a cautionary tale for those who drink or drug and drive.

Police will allege the following people were arrested for drink driving offences over the weekend:

A 51 year old Goonellabah woman went Low Range PCA on Rous Road; a 49 year old Goonellabah woman for Low Range PCA on Rous Road; a 63 year old Blue Knob man went Mid Range in Lismore after drinking half a bottle of wine. A 32 year old Northern Territory woman was caught drink driving with two  young children in the car on Hotham Street Casino – she said she had drunk 10 beers, went mid range. Finally, a 21 year old Loadstone man went High Range PCA in Kyogle.

That was just Friday.

On Saturday a 34 year old Ballina man went PCA in Ballina. Sunday saw another four charged: a 21 year old Tevan man went High Range PCA and Possess Prohibited Drug in Ballina; a 29 Queensland man crashed his car into a parked car on the M1 after consuming 12 beers, went Mid Range; a 20 year old Lismore man on a P1 licence was arrested for driving with Novice Range PCA in Lismore; and a 44 year old Casino man tested positive to ice.

Police say all of these people will face court in a few weeks.

‘No doubt their solicitor will say they are a decent person who really needs their licence,’ said a police spokesperson.

Police warn that if you plan on indulging, please find another way home because they will test you too.


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