Police target drug and drink-driving
Harvey police have issued a warning to motorists who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
“We’re targeting road users for a number of offences, particularly relating to drugs and drink and drug-driving,” Harvey police officer-in-charge Sgt Scott Gillis said.
The warning comes after two people were issued drink-driving infringements.
On November 16, officers stopped a vehicle travelling along Uduc Road near the town centre.
The driver was breathalysed and police allege he gave a posi- tive reading. A 19-year-old Cookernup man was charged with driving in excess of 0.05.
On November 17, police stopped a vehicle travelling along South Western Highway and breathalysed the driver.
A 26-year-old Harvey man was charged with driving in excess of 0.05.
Police issued the two offenders with on-the-spot fines.
On November 18, officers performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in the Harvey CBD.
Upon searching the vehicle police allegedly found two smoking implements.
A 32-year-old North Yunderup man was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He will appear in Harvey Magistrates Court next month.
Sgt Gillis said all police vehicles had breath-testing capabilities and the ability to call for specialised drug testing.
“It’s critical people are in the right state to be able to drive when they get behind the wheel, especially in the lead up to the festive season when there are more people on the road,” he said.
“Over the summer months we will be focussing on all driving offences.
“Not just alcohol, but drugs as well.”