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DRUNK DRIVER CAUGHT SPEEDING BY MORE THAN 85KM/H

Police have charged a 34-year-old man, after he was allegedly detected travelling more than 85km/h over the speed limit while intoxicated on the state’s Far North Coast. Shortly before 9 o’clock this morning, officers patrolling the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah spotted a Honda Civic allegedly travelling at 187km/h in a 100km/h zone. Officers caught up with the car near Tandys Lane, with the driver failing a roadside breath test. The Queensland man was taken to Brunswick Heads Police Station, where he allegedly returned a reading of 0.152. His licence was suspended, due to face court at Mullumbimby tomorrow.

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PHOTO GALLERY – JULY 2018 COLD SNAP

It was a chilly morning across much of New South Wales, with the temperature plunging to below zero in many areas. How cold did it get where you are? Check out some of the spectacular photos sent in by our viewers from across Northern NSW. Got a photo you would like to share? Send them in to our Facebook page or email them to jantcliff@nbntv.com.au

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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO LOCATE MISSING WOMAN

Police are hoping the public can assist in locating a 59-year-old woman, reported missing on the state’s Far North Coast. Deborah Cox was last seen around 8-months ago in the Murwillumbah and Cabarita area, however was only reported missing yesterday. She’s described as being of Caucasian appearance, around 170cm tall with a thin build, and short dark/grey hair. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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DISQUALIFIED DRIVER CAUGHT SIX TIMES OVER THE LEGAL LIMIT

A 46-year-old woman has been charged with high range drink driving, after allegedly returning a reading six times the legal limit near Coffs Harbour. At around 1:30 yesterday afternoon, police stopped a Honda CRV on Smiths Road at Emerald Beach, subjecting the female driver to a roadside breath test. She returned a positive roadside reading, and was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where she allegedly returned a reading of 0.324. Police also allege the woman’s drivers licence was disqualified until 2022.

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UNLIKELY REFEREE IN KANGAROO FIGHT

A wombat has stepped in as a surprise referee, in a scuffle between two Kangaroos in the Hunter Valley. The vision from the Cedar Creek Wombat Hospital, west of Cessnock, shows the cheeky wombat digging in its claws, in an attempt to split the sparring pair. The hospital’s owners commenting on Facebook: “I do wake up to a lot of mess from the released kids parting all night, but had to laugh at the males fighting and a wombat wanting to play as well”.

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RHIANNAN IFFLAND CONTINUES SPECTACULAR FORM

You really do have to be some kind of crazy to compete in the cliff diving world series. As if it’s not enough to jump off a cliff – during the latest round off the coast of Portugal, competitors have to scale volcanic rocks in order to get to their jumping off point. It certainly looks spectacular, and Rhiannan Iffland’s qualifying dive was just that. It seems the Lake Macquarie athlete can dive off just about anything, seen here launching off an historical ship in Lisbon harbour.

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