Speeding driver told cops he drank 8 schooners of beer
A man had his driving licence suspended and will face court after he was caught allegedly driving with a high level of alcohol in his system in the Tweed Shire.
Police officers saw a Toyota Hilux utility being driven at speed in the 50km/h zone on Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah about 11.20pm on January 21.
Police confirmed the speed of the vehicle on radar to be at 65km/h and stopped it.
The vehicle was registered in Queensland and was being driven by a 24-year-old man.
The man was placed under arrest and taken to the Murwillumbah Police Station, where a breath analysis showed a High Range reading of 0.171 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath.
The man told police that he had consumed eight schooners of full-strength beer at a friend's house that evening.
Police formed the opinion that the accused was moderately affected by alcohol.
His driver's licence was suspended and he was issued a court attendance notice to appear in Murwillumbah Court on February 17.