Coolangatta Cup Day quiet

COOLANGATTA Police are praising the area’s racegoers following an almost uneventful Melbourne Cup Day.

Acting Senior Sergeant Grant Wilson said Tuesday’s traffic operation had good results.

“There were 213 vehicles intercepted for random breath tests,” Snr Sgt Wilson said.

“We’re happy to report no drunk drivers or unregistered vehicles.

“Twenty-two tickets were written, ranging in offences, including driving while using mobile phones and seatbelt offences.”

Snr Sgt Wilson said people celebrating the race in Coolangatta were well-behaved.

“Only one person was arrested in Coolangatta for a public nuisance offence,” he said.

“Everyone was pretty good.

“Police are very happy with the public.”

However, Snr Sgt Wilson said Coolangatta’s Melbourne Cup celebrations were minimal.

“Everywhere was busy, but not in comparison to those areas with racetracks.”

Tweed Police were yesterday unavailable for comment.



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