DOU­BLE TROUBLE

A third of Al­bany drivers who take the Dou­ble or Noth­ing op­por­tu­nity have blown their sec­ond chance to stay be­hind the wheel, fig­ures re­veal.

Albany Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Tim Edmunds

The Great South­ern’s top cop says he is dis­ap­pointed about the preva­lence of drug drivers on the roads in the re­gion af­ter eight peo­ple failed road­side drug tests in a short pe­riod of time on the long week­end in Al­bany.

Great South­ern po­lice district Su­per­in­ten­dent Ian Clarke said al­though the ma­jor­ity of driver be­hav­iour was “rea­son­ably good”, speed­ing and drug-drivers were still en­dan­ger­ing other mo­torists dur­ing the busy pe­riod.

“Eight peo­ple alone failed road­side drug tests on Fri­day night, which is very con­cern­ing,” Supt Clarke said. “From my per­spec­tive, again we are call­ing on the com­mu­nity to take some re­spon­si­bil­ity.”

Supt Clarke said drivers were de­tected at more than 140km/h on Al­bany High­way dur­ing the dou­ble de­merit pe­riod, de­spite the highly vis­i­ble po­lice pres­ence and dan­gers of more traf­fic.

A road polic­ing op­er­a­tion un­cov­ered 30g of metham­phetamine as of­fi­cers from sta­tions in­clud­ing Wil­liams, Wa­gin, Nar­ro­gin and Bod­ding­ton stopped drivers on Al­bany High­way.

A Perth man was charged with pos­sess­ing metham­phetamine with in­tent to sell or sup­ply, af­ter po­lice and a drug de­tec­tion dog al­legedly dis­cov­ered 28g of the drug. Po­lice also con­ducted 3807 breath tests and a to­tal of 19 MDMA pos­ses­sion charges and 14 speed­ing in­fringe­ments were also is­sued.

Two peo­ple were hos­pi­talised af­ter a se­ri­ous crash 2km south of Wil­liams on Al­bany High­way on Tues­day.

Pic­ture: Wil­liams po­lice

Two peo­ple were hos­pi­talised af­ter this crash on Al­bany High­way near Wil­liams on Tues­day.

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