Woman refuses breath test
A 40-year-old Tweed Heads woman has been charged for refusing to provide a breath test to police.
Tweed Heads Police Inspector Darren Steel said officers were alerted to the woman after she drove the wrong way down Minjungbal Drive on Wednesday night.
“Following an incident last (Wednesday) night about 10pm police allege the woman drove from a car park of a South Tweed Heads Club and drove north along southbound lanes of Minjungbal Drive before abandoning the vehicle,” Insp Steel said.
“After speaking with witnesses police located the driver a short time later.
“She was conveyed to Tweed Heads Police Station where she failed to provide a sample of breath and was charged with that.”
Insp Steel said Tweed Heads police will be out in force this festive season as part of Operation Safe Arrival, with double demerit points for speeding and seatbelt offences until January 3.
New South Wales Police Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said the state’s road toll stood at 13, at time of printing, including Duranbah father-of-two Myke Rudd.
Mr Rudd, 30, died after he was thrown from a car driven by his younger brother last Saturday.
“I’m appealing to people, slow down, drive to the conditions, get to your destination safely,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.
“Saving yourself a few minutes on the road by speeding is not worth it if you are involved in a car crash and someone dies as a result.
“The road toll is high enough; we don’t want anymore lives lost.”
Assistant Commissioner Hartley said police officers are out in force, in marked and unmarked cars.
“Just remember – you never know who’s in the car behind you watching. If you break the law, police will catch you and you will be held accountable,” he said.