Coffs Harbour Police carrying out breath testing allegedly detected a high range drink driver twice within the space of three hours on Saturday morning.
Coffs Harbour Police carrying out breath testing allegedly detected a high range drink driver twice within the space of three hours on Saturday morning. Trevor Veale

Coffs police nab drink driving P-plater twice in three hours

A COFFS Harbour man twice felt the wrath of the law on Saturday morning after being caught drink driving on two occasions within a three hour period.

Around 1.15am, the 25-year-old P-plater was observed by Highway Patrol officers travelling north on the Pacific Highway and allegedly in excess of the speed limit.

Police conducted a U-turn and followed the car where the driver was seen to park on the side of the road and try to flee the vehicle with his five passengers.

But the man was stopped and submitted to a roadside breath test where he returned a positive result.

A breath analysis showed a reading of 0.167 and he was charged with several offences at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

Later that morning at around 4am, officers patrolling in June Street noticed a vehicle without its headlight on and stopped the driver.

They were shocked to discover it was the same alleged offender charged just a few hours before and after testing, he again returned a positive reading of 0.121.

The man will face court on June 2.


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