Power lines are down and traffic chaos ensuing at Milton.
Power lines are down and traffic chaos ensuing at Milton.

Operation Orion aimed to reduce local road trauma

POLICE have charged one person and conducted a large number of vehicle inspections during an operation targeting heavy vehicles and crime pathways in New South Wales' south.

Tuesday's operation focused on roads between Tumbarumba and Tumut.

Police from Tumut General Duties, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Dog Squad, detectives, Riverina Target Action Group, as well as RMS inspectors participated in the operation.

Officers saturated Batlow Road and the surrounding towns of Tumbarumba, Batlow, Tumut and Adelong to ensure heavy vehicle safety compliance and reduce local road trauma.

During the operation, 91 vehicles were stopped, police conducted 48 random drug tests, with three secondary drug tests required.

Police issued 22 traffic infringements, 33 defect notices, conducted one person search and one vehicle search, 38 log books inspections, and conducted 66 mobile random breath tests and 35 stationary random breath tests.

One vehicle and trailer was issued with 11 individual defect notices.

A 20-year-old man was charged over a breach of a good behaviour bond and he was refused bail to appear at Tumut Local Court on Tuesday.

Further operations can be expected into the future.

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