18-year-old man charged with offensive language in Manilla after 19-year-old's arrest for drink driving in Kanangra Road

Two arrests: Both teenagers were charged by police at Manilla Police Station.
Two arrests: Both teenagers were charged by police at Manilla Police Station.

A PASSENGER who allegedly unleashed a tirade of abuse at police when his friend was arrested for drink driving will also front court.

About 8pm on Sunday, officers stopped a 19-year-old behind the wheel in Kanangra Road in Manilla.

He failed a roadside breath test and was arrested for drink driving.

An 18-year-old passenger was issued a $500 ticket after he used offensive language to police, abusing officers at the scene.

The driver was taken back to Manilla Police Station where they allege he recorded a blood alcohol reading of .134, and was charged with mid-range PCA and had his licence suspended.

The passenger went to the police station where police claim he unleashed a tirade of abuse at officers and was asked to leave.

Police claim the teenager left, and returned a short time later and continued a tirade of abuse at officers.

He was arrested and charged with using offensive language.

Both teenagers will front Tamworth court later this month.

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