Combined traffic operation conducted on Midlands Highway

Tasmania Police, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the Environment Protection Authority, Tasmania (EPA) conducted a combined traffic operation on the Midlands Highway yesterday.

Over the four-hour period, officers conducted:

  • 390 random breath tests including a number of heavy vehicles
  • 8 random drug tests which were all negative
  • 10 heavy vehicle inspections
  • 12 defects noticed issued
  • 1 infringement notice for an unregistered motor vehicle

Sergeant Ben Kromkamp from Northern Road Policing Services said that during the operation, police also intercepted and charged a 68 year old female with drink driving after she returned a reading of 0.091, almost twice the legal limit.

“The woman was intercepted early yesterday morning and had reportedly stopped drinking the night before.”

“It is a timely reminder that alcohol can remain in your system for a long period of time and that even after a rest period, you may be over the prescribed alcohol limit the next day,” said Sergeant Kromkamp.

“It’s simple, if you’ve been drinking, don’t drive.”

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) might be of the point-in-time nature, and edited for clarity, style and length. Mirage.News does not take institutional positions or sides, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s).View in full here.