Man busted more than 7 times the legal limit after carpark crash near Tweed Heads

A man has been busted driving more than seven times the legal limit after a crash in a shopping centre car park on the NSW Far North Coast.

The 45-year-old was allegedly behind the wheel of a white Holden Commodore when it collided with a Toyota hatchback in the car park of a shopping centre on Leisure Drive, Banora Point, around 3.30pm on Sunday.

Thankfully, nobody was injured in the crash.


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Police attended and took the man to Tweed Heads Police station where he was breath tested, allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.359.

The man was also in possession of two drivers licences from two different states.

He was previously the holder of a NSW driver’s licence that was disqualified from driving until 2024 due to high range PCA offences.

The man was also in possession of a Queensland driver’s licence that police will allege was illegally obtained.

He was charged with drive with high range PCA, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and not mention disqualification in licence application.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.

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