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A TRAFFIC patrol blitz by central north coast police surprised a number of drivers in the area affected by alcohol or drugs. At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Friday, December 24, Port Macquarie Highway Patrol police stopped a vehicle on the Pacific Highway near Innes Lake. The driver, a 43-year-old woman from Gladesville, was given a roadside breathalyzer test which gave a positive result. The woman was transported to Port Macquarie Police Station where she underwent a breath test which police said returned a reading of 0.224. The woman’s license was suspended and she was charged with driving with a high-end PCA and speeding. She will appear in Port Macquarie local court on February 2, 2022. At approximately 9:20 pm on Friday, December 24, Kempsey Police stopped a vehicle on Queen Street, South Kempsey. The driver, a 28-year-old man from Kempsey, was given a roadside breathalyzer test which returned negative results. Police allege that a driver’s license status check revealed the driver did not have a license. The driver received a notice to appear in Kempsey local court on January 17, 2022. At approximately 12:55 pm on Christmas Day, Port Macquarie Police stopped a vehicle on Gordon Street in Port Macquarie. The driver, a 29-year-old man from Port Macquarie, took a roadside breathalyzer test which returned negative results. The driver then underwent a roadside drug test which police said returned a positive reading. The driver was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station for a second drug test. This test returned a positive detection for methylamphetamine. The sample was sent for further analysis. The driver has received a 24-hour no-drive notice. At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, Port Macquarie Police stopped a vehicle on Gordon Street in Port Macquarie. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Port Macquarie, underwent a roadside breathalyzer test which returned negative results. The driver then underwent a roadside drug test which returned positive. The driver was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station for a second drug test. This test returned a positive detection for methylamphetamine. The sample was sent for further analysis. The driver has received a 24-hour no-drive notice. A truck driver will appear in court for a drinking and driving offense after being pulled over by police at Logans Crossing. At around 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 24, North Coast Police in the Mid-North patrolled the Logans Crossing area after a number of driving complaints in the area. At around 7 p.m., police stopped a table truck on Logans Crossing Road, Logans Crossing and subjected the 64-year-old driver to a roadside breathalyzer test. The driver returned a positive result and was arrested and taken to Wauchope Police Station. The driver underwent a breath test where police will claim he returned a reading in the middle range. The driver received a notice to appear in Port Macquarie local court on February 8, 2022. The man’s license has been suspended. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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