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.