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Stories about "drink driving":

40-yr-old charged over drink-driving a lawnmower

A 40-year-old Northern Rivers man faces multiple charges after allegedly drink-driving a lawnmower on Saturday night.

Learner charged after Bruns roundabout crash

A 16-year-old learner driver has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Brunswick Heads on Tuesday night.

76 year old man arrested with 36kgs of cannabis

At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.

Busy weekend for Tweed Byron police

Drink-driving, assault, alcohol-free zones and the ongoing risk of COVID-19 all appear in local police news for the start of the holiday period.

Police ‘disappointed’ with weekend drink-drive blitz results

‘It is disappointing to see so many drivers continuing to drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,’ a media release from Tweed/Byron police read.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Man 7 times over limit nabbed in booze bus operation

Almost 80 people were arrested for drink driving following the launch of the multi-site booze bus  ‘Operation Nabbed – Northern’ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

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.

Woman six times over limit drives into light pole

A 45-year-old Clunes woman will face court charged with high-range drink-driving after a driving into a light pole while six times over the legal limit in Byron Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Drunk driver caught 87km/h over limit

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly being detected travelling at more than 180km/h near Byron Bay on Sunday (July 15).

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Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

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