Brush with the law for some Cup revellers

GRAFTON Cup race day frivolity got the better of some Clarence Valley residents on Thursday, with a number of arrests in Grafton ranging from assault and drug-related charges to drink driving.

A 47-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Pound Street, Grafton, on Thursday night at around 10.30pm.

It is alleged that the man approached a 22-year-old man and 20-year-old woman and threatened them with a steak knife.

The incident was reported to nearby police who searched the man and allegedly found the steak knife.

The man was arrested and taken to Grafton Police Station where he was charged with assault and other street offences.

Grafton police also arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with a number of drug related matters after he was searched in Pound Street at around 12.45pm on Thursday.

It is alleged the man was in possession of a small amount of amphetamine and a vial of animal steroid.

Meanwhile, there were three arrests for drink driving in Grafton.

An 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with drink driving by Grafton Highway Patrol police officers twice in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police said the man was first breath tested at around 1.10am in Duke Street where allegedly returned a low range PCA. He was released from the Police Station but was stopped a short time later in Prince Street where he was tested again and returned an alleged reading of 0.045.

He was issued a court attendance notice for driving with a special range PCA.

In Villiers Street a 21-yearold woman was arrested at 1.15am yesterday after she returned an alleged reading of 0.125 when stopped by police for a breath test.

At around 11pm on Thursday night an 18-year-old woman was arrested and charged after a random breath test.

Police allege the woman returned a high range PCA of 0.155.

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