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MAN CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY DRIVING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC

A man has allegedly returned a positive breath test nearly four times the legal limit after driving his car on the wrong side of a motorway on the Far North Coast.

Police accuse the 29-year-old man of driving a Mitsubishi Triton utility at high speeds into oncoming traffic on the M1 at Clothiers Creek, south of Tweed Heads, shortly after 12:30pm today.

It’s alleged the ute reached speeds of up to 133km/h and forced a number of vehicles to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop at a police road block at Ewingsdale.

The driver was taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he allegedly returned a reading of 0.190, and he was charged with driving in a dangerous manner, and high range PCA.

He had his license suspended and will appear at Mullumbimby Local Court later this month.

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