New Year's Day drunk drivers nabbed in NSW

Greta Stonehouse
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New Year's Day may be memorable for all the wrong reasons for more than 100 NSW drivers busted for drink driving.

Among the 136 alleged offenders on January 1 was a 51-year-old woman from Sydney's northern beaches who was charged and had her licence suspended after allegedly returning a blood-alcohol reading of 0.158.

She is due to face Manly Local Court later in January.

Since the NSW road safety operation began on Christmas Eve, 7906 speeding fines and 7196 infringement notices have been issued for other driving offences, while four fatalities have been recorded.

A total of 170,753 breath tests have been conducted so far.

A 42-year-old man was given $1821 worth of fines and accrued 18 demerit points after three adult passengers and two children, aged seven and 16, were not wearing seatbelts in Lindfield.

In a separate case, a 22-year-old learner driver was fined $3682 and lost his licence and 16 demerit points after driving unaccompanied with no L plates.