Few drink driving offences over Easter


Acting Commander of Central North Police District, Inspector Ben Dawson was pleased with the low number of traffic offences over Easter. Photo TWH

Police from the Central North District were out on the roads in force over Easter, running random breath testing, with just a handful of offences detected.

Acting Commander, Inspector Ben Dawson said that extra police were out and about running traffic enforcement operations over Easter – all around the Central North Police District. Speaking to Chris Dover on 2WEB, Inspector Dawson said that almost 1,000 random breath tests were conducted in the district over Easter, with only four positive results reported.

At Weilmoringle, a 26-year-old man was charged with mid-range PCA and immediately suspended from driving.

At Bourke, a 54-year-old Narromine woman was charged with low range PCA.

A 42-year-old woman from Cumborah was charged with high range PCA, after returning a blood alcohol reading of a whopping .270, and immediately suspended from driving.

A 30-year-old Walgett man returned a positive drug reading for methamphetamine, and was suspended for 24 hours until a further lab test determines if there will be any further legal action.

“Overall, there were few traffic offences and no accidents over Easter, which is positive,” Inspector Dawson said. is positive,” Inspector Dawson said.