Drivers ignore police blitz

COFFS/CLARENCE police found plenty of motorists prepared to flout the law in their latest blitz targeting unsafe driving behaviour.

Operation Drink Drive II, which finished at the weekend, resulted in highway patrol police charging 20 motorists with drink-driving from 801 breath tests.

They laid six other traffic charges and detected 33 speedsters. Police issued an infringement notice for a seatbelt offence and issued 33 other fines.

“It's disappointing to note the number of drink-driving offences detected, given that the public was warned this operation was on,” Chief Inspector Paul Klievens said.

“Obviously there are still a number of people out there that think you can get away with drink-driving. That's not the case. If they keep doing it, they will get caught.

“Speeding is also an issue of concern.”

Police warn that they will continue to crack down on motorists engaging in anti-social and criminal behaviour on the State's roads.

Particularly in the lead up to the Christmas/New Year break, people can expect to see police out on patrol conducting traffic enforcement duties.



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