Drunk-driver arrested after crashing car and fleeing to the beach at Coolangatta

A drunk-driver has been arrested after crashing his car at Coolangatta before doing a runner from Police.

The 21-year-old from Banora Point in New South Wales was behind the wheel of a Ford Falcon when he hit a roundabout on Griffith St around 6pm on Tuesday before crashing into a pole.

The man then fled onto the beach where he was eventually arrested by Police.


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He allegedly returned a Breath Alcohol Concentration of 0.175 per cent.

The man was one of 33 people charged with drink-driving across the State on Christmas Day with Police conducting more than 2,000 random breath tests.

110 drivers have now been charged with drink-driving offences after three days of the holiday road crackdown.

Another 20 drivers tested positive to drugs out of 85 tests performed.

A huge number of motorists continue to be caught speeding on Queensland roads across the festive season.

2,296 were detected by speed cameras on Christmas Day taking the total to 8,980 over the three days.

Christmas Day was fatality-free on Queensland roads.

The holiday road toll across the State stands at two following the death of an elderly couple who were hit and killed by a car in Townsville as they left a church service on Christmas Eve.

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