Northern Territory Police have seized three vehicles and destroyed a quantity of alcohol in an operation targeting the disruption and supply to Alcohol Protected Areas in Alice Springs last week.
Members of the Alcohol Policing Unit seized a vehicle and destroyed nine bottles of wine and a six-pack of premixed spirits destined for a registered Alcohol Protected Area on Wednesday night. The driver, a 28-year-old woman was issued a Liquor Infringement Notice, Northern Territory Police say.
Officers seized the vehicle of a 46-year-old man after he was found to be taking two bottles of wine into an Alcohol Protected Area. The man was arrested and charged with one count of Driving with a medium range Blood Alcohol Content, received a Liqour Infringement Notice and was automatically placed on the Banned Drinkers Registration. Officers destroyed the alcohol and issued the man and a 33-year-old female passenger of the vehicle with a Liqour Infringement Notice.
A 35-year-old man had his vehicle and two bottles of alcohol seized from him after entering an Alcohol Protected Area in possession of alcohol.
The man and a female passenger were both issued with Liquor Infringement Notices for “Bringing Alcohol into an Alcohol Protected Area.
Acting Senior Sergeant Danny the Alice Springs Alcohol Policing Unit will continue to target those who commit alcohol related offences, including the transportation of alcohol into Alcohol Protected Areas.
“These offences are serious and carry significant penalties when the seizure of a motor vehicle is factored in,” said A/SSgt Bell
“Alcohol Protected Areas are vulnerable areas and those who live in them are often subjected to alcohol related anti-social behaviour and violence which is committed by an irresponsible few.”
“Police will continue to target the passage of alcohol into these protected areas with the intent of reducing the levels of alcohol related harm occurring within them.”