A TAMWORTH man has been charged with drink driving after he allegedly crashed into a parked car, a traffic light and drove on the wrong side of a main road.
It was one of a string of incidents that kept police busy during the New Year's Day festivities, but officers said most revellers were behaved.
The 22-year-old was arrested after failing a roadside breath test shortly before 1.30am on New Year's Day, when his van eventually came to a stop just off the Bridge Street bridge.
Police claim the man left a licensed hotel off Brisbane Street, before he drove in a reckless manner from Marius Street, collided with a parked car and continued down the incorrect side of Brisbane Street.
He's then alleged to have continued past the Peel Street intersection, where several witnesses in the street spotted the van before it collided with a traffic pole.
Police said it continued to the Kable Avenue intersection and allegedly ran a red light.
The car had a male passenger in the front at the time, police said. Officers caught up to it when it came to a stop on the bridge because of the damage from the collision.
The man was arrested and later allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of .143.
He was charged with mid-range drink driving, driving recklessly in a manner dangerous to the public, and failing to provide particulars after a crash.
His licence was suspended on the spot and he was granted conditional bail to front Tamworth court later this month.
In other incidents, police said one reveller was issued a fail-to-quit from a licensed premises on New Years, while officers were also called to an assault at another hotel.
Domestic violence arguments also kept police busy in the early hours of the morning.
Malicious damage to a Brisbane Street hotel is also being investigated. A man allegedly punched two windows about 1am during a confrontation with staff after he was asked to leave. One of the windows was cracked.
Tamworth officers are also investigating a break-and-enter at a Robert Street home.
The residents were away when offenders forced the rear lock of the home about 8pm.
Once inside, they ransacked two rooms and stole goods from inside.
Investigations are continuing and anyone who witnessed suspicious activity is urged to contact Tamworth police.