Police caught a 65-year-old man driving on a Kingscliff bike path.
Police caught a 65-year-old man driving on a Kingscliff bike path. Trevor Veale

Elderly high-range drink driver busted on bike path

IT IS claimed a 65-year-old man was drunk when he drove his car along a beachside pedestrian pathway at Kingscliff, crashing into signposts and railings, before being caught by officers.

Police were called to the scene at 6.30pm on Monday and stopped the man as he was travelling north on the path in a Ford Focus.

The man was tested and returned a positive result. Officers then took him to Kingscliff Police Station where he allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.198.

His licence was suspended and he was charged with high-range drink driving.

He will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, January 9, 2017.



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