Two men were charged with drink-driving in Goulburn over the weekend.
At 8pm Saturday, Hume Highway Patrol officers stopped the driver of a vehicle at the corner of Union Street and Sydney Road for a roadside breath test. The 46-year-old Goulburn man allegedly returned a positive reading which officers said was confirmed back at the Police Station where he reportedly registered a 0.134 grams/210 litres of breath result. He was charged with high-range drink driving and had his licence suspended. The man will appear in court in the near future.
At 4am Sunday, police pulled over a 19-year-old Callala Bay man on Bourke Street for a random breath test. He allegedly recorded a 0.105 reading back at the Police Station and was charged with mid-range drink driving. The P-plater also had his licence suspended and was issued a court attendance notice.
Meantime, the State’s Police Force has expressed “extreme disappointment” over drivers’ choices during Operation Drink Drive 2.
Officers targeted alcohol-impaired motorists during the operation which started at 1am Thursday and winds up at midday Sunday.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Assistant Comissioner Julie Middlemiss said alcohol impaired your ability to control a vehicle and put you more at risk of being involved in a crash.
“It is profoundly disappointing to see some drivers making some seriously bad decisions that not only put themselves at risk but every other road user around them,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Middlemiss said.
“Even though the official state wide operation ends tonight, drivers right across NSW can expect to see further high profile random breath testing operations conducted under the enhanced enforcement funding program.”
At Bungendore, officers charged a 29-year-old Palmerston, ACT woman with high range drink driving after pulling her car over at 7.20pm Saturday on the Bungendore Road. Police stopped her for driving an unregistered, uninsured vehicle. They said her eight-year-old daughter was in the car at the time.
The woman returned a positive result to a roadside breath test. She was arrested and taken to Bungendore Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned a reading of 0.186. She was served with a Court Attendance Notice for an appearance at Queanbeyan Local Court on December 3. Her authority to drive in NSW has also been removed. A child at risk incident was created.
On day two of the operation, 133,887 breath tests were conducted statewide, 133 drink driving charges laid and 1928 speed infringement notices issued.
Oallen Ford Road accident
In other news, police and emergency services attended an accident on Oallen Ford Road, some 5km southeast of Sandy Point Road at 3pm Saturday.
Police said a southbound truck was rounding a bend when the grader it was carrying shifted, causing the truck to fall on its side.
The 47-year-old Sydney man driving the vehicle escaped injury. The road was closed in both directions for several hours while the scene was cleared.
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