Driv­ers nabbed

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

FOUR­TEEN driv­ers were caught with blood al­co­hol lev­els be­tween .08 and .15 in a po­lice crack­down overnight Fri­day.

Duty Su­per­in­ten­dent Louise Jor­gensen said 10 driv­ers were also ap­pre­hended with breath al­co­hol lev­els un­der .08 — some of whom were learner driv­ers.

She said one per­son tested pos­i­tive for drug driv­ing, while nine ve­hi­cles were found de­fec­tive and nine were un­reg­is­tered.

‘‘The re­sults were dis­ap­point­ing and the courts will be busy over the next month de­ter­min­ing ap­pro­pri­ate penal­ties for the sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of drinkdrivers ap­pre­hended.

‘‘Our aim . . . is not to raise rev­enue for the Gov­ern­ment or to mon­ster easy tar­gets but to re­duce the num­ber of in­juries and deaths on the road, to ed­u­cate the pub­lic and to make the com­mu­nity safer.’’

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