Police dragnet catches driver drunk, pregnant and unlicensed

A DRUNK, pregnant and unlicensed driver in Coffs Harbour has been caught up in a New South Wales police blitz as the road toll for NSW and Queensland now sits at 11.

The 21-year-old was charged after being caught driving unlicensed with three other adult passengers in the car before being hauled into Coffs Harbour Police Station where police allege she gave a blood alcohol reading of 0.144, almost three times the legal limit.

By Sunday afternoon - the ninth day of the operation, police had handed out a total of 7953 speeding tickets, given breath tests to more than 350,000 drivers and charged 481 with drink driving.

Meanwhile in Queensland, the Christmas traffic campaign netted 76 drink and drug drivers on what was day six of its operation.

The campaign is to run until January 3.

Nine have been killed on NSW roads and two in Queensland since the Christmas and New Years' break began.


Escape the screens and let's get cycling

Escape the screens and let's get cycling

cycling gives your mind a break and your body an influx of oxygen

Gallery exhibits a 'portrait' of Lismore

Gallery exhibits a 'portrait' of Lismore

Two of our best photographers give Heart & Soul to new exhibition

When beauty stuns you

When beauty stuns you

Airdre trip finds her in awe of Scotland's dramatic landscape

Local Partners