Man caught more than seven times legal blood alcohol limit near Tweed Heads

A man has been charged with high-range drink driving after allegedly being caught more than seven times the legal limit in the state’s North today.

About 3.30pm (Sunday 2 May 2021), a white Holden Commodore was travelling through the car park of a shopping complex on Leisure Drive, Banora Point, near Tweed Heads, when it allegedly collided with a Toyota hatchback.

Nobody was injured in the collision.

Police were called and officers from Tweed/Byron Police District attended a short time later and spoke with the driver of the Holden, a 45-year-old man.

He was subject to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station for a breath analysis, which allegedly returned a reading of 0.359.

Police inquiries identified the man was previously the holder of a NSW driver’s licence and was disqualified from driving until 2024 due to high range PCA offences.

The man was also in possession of a Queensland driver’s licence that police will allege was illegally obtained.

He was charged with drive with high range PCA, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and not mention disqualification in licence application.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local court tomorrow (Monday 3 May 2021).

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