Car crashes into ANZ bank
POLICE have charged a 22-year-old man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into the ANZ Bank at Nambucca Heads on Saturday morning.
About 6.20am, the man was driving a Ford Laser west along Bowra Street when his vehicle mounted the kerb and collected the fence.
The noise of the collision alerted highway patrol officers at the nearby police station and they attended the scene.
The man, who was a provisional P2 driver, failed a breath test and was taken to Nambucca Heads Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis returning a reading of 0.174.
He was charged with driving with high range PCA and will appear in Macksville Local Court next month.
Meanwhile, NSW police continue to target irresponsible motorists as part of the Queens Birthday long weekend traffic operation.
Operation Stay Alert is a high-visibility traffic operation targeting driver-behaviour with double demerit points in place for all speeding, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences.
The operation concludes at 11.59pm on Monday.
During day two of Operation Stay Alert, police breath tested 45,728 drivers with 70 people charged with drink-driving.
Police issued 1234 speeding infringement notices, 1633 other infringement notices and 107 infringements for restraint (seatbelt) offences.
The state fatal road toll remains at two with police attending 122 major crashes state-wide on Saturday.
Operations Commander of Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Superintendent Stuart Smith, said police will remain out in force on NSW roads throughout the remainder of Operation Stay Alert.
"Any motorist found breaking the law and risking their life or the lives of others will be caught, charged and put before the courts," he warned.
"Some good police work has resulted in the arrest of a number of irresponsible motorists as well as the capture of two escaped prisoners.
"We have also taken prohibited drugs and dangerous weapons off the streets."