Tweed man busted drink-driving on ride-on mower

A man has been charged with high-range drink-driving after allegedly being caught taking a motorised lawnmower for a joyride south of Tweed Heads overnight.

The 40-year-old was pulled over by police after he was spotted cruising through the intersection of Shearer Court and Australia Drive at Terranora around 7.45pm.

He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.


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The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where he underwent a secondary breath analysis which returned an alleged reading of 0.243.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for high-range PCA (second offence), drive with interlock device not functioning/circumvented, and use unregistered class-A motor vehicle on road.

The man is due to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 2 May.