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A man has been charged after he was allegedly caught driving while more than six times the legal limit following a crash near Kingscliff yesterday.

About 3.30pm (Thursday, 5 November, 2020), emergency services responded to reports of a multi-vehicle crash on the Tweed Coast Road, Casuarina, near Kingscliff.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District Area Command were told a white Toyota Hilux utility had allegedly crossed onto the incorrect side of the road and crashed into a blue Toyota Hilux utility being driven in the opposite direction. A third vehicle, a white Mercedes sedan, was also damaged by debris from the crash.

Fortunately, no-one was injured as a result of the crash.

Officers commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the crash and spoke with the driver of the white Hilux, a 36-year-old man from the Tugun in Queensland.

The man underwent a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis and allegedly returned a reading of 0.331, more than six and a half times the legal limit of 0.05.

The man was charged with drive with high-range PCA, and not keep left of dividing line.

He is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, 23 November, 2020.

The man’s licence was also suspended.


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  1. I was travelling directly behind this idiot, all I can say is it is lucky it wasn’t worse. I reckon he missed in the space of about 2klms, having a head on with 5-6 cars, this could have been far, far worse.

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