Tweed driver caught more than four times over legal limit
A MAN has been caught driving with more than four times the legal blood alcohol limit during a routine police stop at Tweed Heads West early Sunday morning.
Northern Borders Highway Patrol supervisor senior sergeant Chad George said police stopped a male driver on Kennedy Dr about 12.30am on Easter Sunday.
“He had a positive breath test and then he was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis,” Snr Sgr George said.
“He then struck out at police and resisted arrest.”
When taken to Tweed Heads Police station for a breath analysis, the man returned a blood alcohol concentration reading of .228.
“That’s well into the high range,” Snr Sgt George said.
Snr Sgt George was disappointed to see someone putting the lives of others at risk over the historically risky holiday season.
“Someone driving with a blood alcohol concentration so high is a danger to everyone on the road,” he said.
The man will face Tweed Heads Local Court on charges including high range drink driving, resisting arrest and driving while disqualified.