Don’t drive un­der in­flu­ence

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are plead­ing with drivers to think be­fore they get be­hind the wheel while on drugs.

It comes af­ter Kyabram mo­torists are choos­ing to ig­nore road safety mes­sages and con­tinue to drive un­der the in­flu­ence.

On Septem­ber 12 po­lice car­ried out Op­er­a­tion Sur­prise, a ran­dom drug test­ing sting which nabbed eight drivers in one night on our roads.

The op­er­a­tion was run again on Septem­ber 20 — and po­lice said the re­sults of Op­er­a­tion Sur­prise weren’t all that sur­pris­ing.

Be­tween 6pm-2am, po­lice per­formed 14 oral fluid tests, of which five re­turned a pos­i­tive read­ing, all for metham­phetamine.

The drivers in­cluded a 25-year-old Kyabram man, 31-year-old Stan­hope man and a 31-year-old Man­durang man.

The other two drivers, a 26-year-old Kyabram man and a 19-year-old Ton­gala woman, re­fused to ac­com­pany po­lice and will be charged.

The op­er­a­tion also re­sulted in two de­fec­tive ve­hi­cle no­tices and 12 in­fringe­ment no­tices for var­i­ous traf­fic of­fences. Po­lice said it was con­cern­ing to see these fig­ures and ex­pressed their con­cern for the safety of drivers. Op­er­a­tions will be on­go­ing.

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