Tweed Heads Police Station.
Tweed Heads Police Station. Blainey Woodham

Tweed motorists are finally getting the message

NO drink drivers were detected by Tweed Police on New Year's Eve, despite the area's notorious reputation for the illegal practice.

Other incidents of crime were also surprisingly low, with only one assault recorded at Chinderah.

This was despite a full contingent of police being rostered on for the night, as officers on leave were called in to add to police numbers.

Tweed Byron LAC Inspector Darren Steel described the results as commendable.

"It was a pretty quiet night, we did have one bloke charged with an assault at Chinderah Lakes Caravan Park," he said.

"There was a few troublemakers down Byron Bay, but they were dealt with quickly.

"For New Year's Eve, when people traditionally consume a fair amount of alcohol, it was commendable there's was no PCAs (breaches of the prescribed concentration of alcohol while driving)."

Across the state New Year's Eve was considerably more heated, with more than 170 people arrested for various offences.

Over 3000 officers were deployed across NSW during what is often the most hectic night of the year for police.

In another snippet of good news, a spokeswoman for Tweed Hospital said their emergency department had been quiet in comparison to previous New Year's celebrations.



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