ON CAMERA: RBT film crews accompanied hwy patrol officers during Operation Mega Drive.
ON CAMERA: RBT film crews accompanied hwy patrol officers during Operation Mega Drive. Trevor Veale

Coffs Harbour's fifteen seconds of shame

HIGH rates of drink driving in the Coffs Clarence saw film crews tag along with highway patrol officers during a recent police blitz.

Crews from the popular crime series, RBT, accompanied officers on our roads shooting a fortnight ago for the show's upcoming new season.

But Coffs Harbour Highway Patrol supervisor Sergeant Jarrod Langan said the Coffs Coast will have to wait at least a year until the region gets its 15 seconds of fame on the popular program if any at all.

He warned the Coffs Coast's segment on the show may be 'a fizzer' with the production crews unable to get many participants to go on camera.

However, Sgt Langan knew of one local participant who may be in the running to star on the silver screen when the series launches.

"It was pretty entertaining from what I heard; the bloke was quite jovial," Sgt Langan said.

The show gives insight into random breath testing operations.

Sgt Langan said the majority of police are supportive of the show as it helps promote road safety messages to the general public.

"It highlights to the general viewing public what we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis," he said.


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