Drink driving blitz is on from midnight

POLICE began their hunt for drink drivers on Tweed roads as the clock struck 12 last night.

The state wide operation will continue until Saturday night.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Traffic and Highway Patrol Sergent Chad George said the police presence in the area would be increased.

"We'll be patrolling the main and arterial roads as well as the back roads," he said.

"Police will be on the back roads as well, we know them too."

The operation will not only target drink drivers but also drivers driving in an anti-social way.

There will also be mobile and stationary random breath test units.

"The operation is being conducted as a pre cursor to the Easter holiday period to heighten public awareness of drink driving coupled with restraints, excessive speed, fatigue and road rule compliance," Sgt George said.

It's just one of many to come this year as police try to reduce the statistics of Tweed being the drink driving capital of New South Wales.

During last year's Drink Drive 1 operation, police charged 187 people with drink driving.

A further 2,125 motorists were booked for speeding while 5,099 road-users were issued infringements for other driving offences.

Topics:  tweed police



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