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DRINK DRIVER SENTENCED

A Coffs Coast woman caught driving more than 6-times over the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Cheryl Lee Harvie returned a reading of 0-point-3-2-4 when she was pulled over at Emerald Beach on July 14. Her licence was disqualified at the time. On sentencing, Magistrate Gibson said it’s important the community understands drink-driving will not be tolerated.

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SURPRISING ENCOUNTER FOR FATHER AND SON FISHERMAN

A father-and-son fishing expedition has taken a turn, thanks to a surprise encounter with giants of the sea. Brett Chapman and his dad were fishing around 20 kilometres off the coast of Coffs Harbour, when these whales came over to say hello. Gliding about the boat, the graceful mammals weren’t in a hurry to head off. The video was shared to Instagram over the weekend.

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DRIVER SURVIVES TRUCK SPILL NEAR KENDALL

A man has had a miraculous escape this morning, after his vehicle was crushed by tonnes of wooden logs on the state’s mid-north coast. The 25-year-old was driving out of Kendall along Lorne Road, when he spotted a log truck rounding the corner and its load starting to tip. He began braking, but the timber landed on top of the vehicle, trapping him inside. Emergency services arrived on scene shortly after 7am and extracted him from the car. He was taken to hospital with just a cut above his eye. FULL STORY: DRIVER LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER HIS CAR WAS CRUSHED BY TIMBER LOGS A 25-year-old man is lucky to be alive after his vehicle was crushed by tonnes of wooden logs on Lorne Road near Kendall. @nbnnews pic.twitter.com/aP6vat60Hm — Jessica Nagel (@Jess_Nagel) August 6, 2018  

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MAN DIES IN MOTORBIKE CRASH AT WOOTTON

A man has died in a motorcycle crash on the state’s mid-north coast. Emergency services were called to Wootton Way at around 2.30 yesterday afternoon, following reports a motorcyclist had lost control of a BMW bike and crashed. The 62-year-old male rider was treated by paramedics, however he died at the scene. A report is being prepared for the coroner and police are investigating.

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SURFER BUMPS INTO A POD OF WHALES AT CRESCENT HEAD

Astonishing go-pro vision has emerged of a surfer’s encounter with migrating whales off the mid-north coast. Paddling out in pristine waters, the Surfaris boardrider accidentally collides with a giant marine mammal. But the creature didn’t seem to mind. He and his friends continued their journey, leaving this surfer with a whale of a tale to tell. Alex had a whale of an encounter today @surfarissurfcamp, Crescent Head#whales #crescenthead #destinationnsw #surf #surfing #waves #prime7news #macleayvalleycoast #nature #surfarissurfcamp #nextlevel #sup #tennews #whalewatching #adventure #travel #waves #adrenaline #ocean #australia #amazing #nature #beautiful #onceinalifetime #love #wanderlust Posted by Surfaris Surf Camp on Sunday, August 5, 2018  

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TWO MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING A ROBBERY IN WINGHAM LAST MONTH

Two men have been charged in relation to an aggravated robbery in Wingham last month. Police say the pair entered a shed on Summerville Street just after 1am on Friday July 6 and attempted to steal two motorcycles before being approached by the residents. It’s alleged the men assaulted the residents leaving them with multiple injuries before fleeing empty handed. On Thursday August 2, a 25-year-old was arrested and charged with a string of offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was refused bail to re-appear in Taree court tomorrow. While a 26-year-old man faced court in Newcastle today.

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MAN CHARGED FOR TRAVELLING ALMOST 80KM OVER THE LIMIT

A 35-year-old man has been charged after he was clocked at almost 200 kilometres an hour on the Pacific Highway. The ford falcon was seen travelling almost 80 kilometres over the speed limit Raleigh just south of Coffs Harbour yesterday afternoon. The vehicle eventually stopped in a break down lane near East West Road after a police pursuit. The Queensland man was charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and supply prohibited drug. His passenger, a 35-year-old Queensland man, was charged with two outstanding warrants.

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