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Road safety blitz nabs bad drivers

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October 09, 2017

FIVE drunk drivers and two drug drivers were caught in Campaspe during a four-day road safety blitz over the weekend.

FIVE drunk drivers and two drug drivers were caught in Campaspe during a four-day road safety blitz over the weekend.

They were among 261 drunk drivers and 162 drug test offences detected statewide.

Police saturated our roads from Thursday to Sunday, with Campaspe Highway Patrol carrying out 1190 random breath tests.

Sergeant Paul Nicoll said five drivers recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05 or more, two tested positive for methamphetamine and 39 motorists were charged with other offences, including speeding, using a mobile phone and licence-related matters.

Despite the influx of traffic heading to the Deniliquin Ute Muster, there were no accidents recorded over the period.

‘‘Overall, I’m happy because no serious injury or fatal accidents is our aim,’’ Sgt Nicoll said.

‘‘Although five drunk drivers is disappointing, out of 1190 tests it’s not too bad. The general behaviour of motorists was pretty good too.’’

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