NSW Police ran Operation Drink Drive 2 from Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4 targeting alcohol-impaired motorists.
“The dangers are well documented, but police are astounded so many people still think it is okay to have one more for the road,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Julie Middlemiss said.
Police said over that period in the Hume District, 9895 breath tests were conducted, 118 speed tickets were issued and there were 58 other tickets issued, including one seat belt related incident.
On Saturday, November 3 at 10.56am, a 40-year-old male on Chantry Street was charged with mid-range drink driving after registering a reading of 0.080, and driving with a disqualified licence. At 12.55pm , a 34-year-old male from Burwood in Sydney’s inner west was stopped on the Hume Highway at Goulburn for allegedly travelling at 159km/hr in a 110km/hr zone.
At 8pm that night a 46-year-old male from Goulburn was breath tested in Lansdowne Street and was charged with mid-range drink driving. He allegedly recorded a 0.134 reading. On Sunday, November 4 at 12.40pm, a 28-year-old male from China was charged after reportedly driving at 168km/hr in a 110km/hr zone on the Federal Highway near Collector.
Although less people were charged compared to last year, Ms Middlemiss said there were still too many people doing the wrong thing on the road.
“There were still too many who chose to take a gamble on arriving home or at their nearest police station. We will continue targeting those who choose to drink and drive as alcohol is over represented as a cause of crashes on our roads,” she said.
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