COVID-19 breach during traffic operation – Riverina

More than sixty infringement notices have been issued during a road safety and compliance operation in the state’s Riverina last week.

Operation Convoy was undertaken by officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command

between Wednesday (23 June 2021) and yesterday (Sunday 27 June 2021) targeting heavy vehicle compliance and alcohol or drug-impaired drivers within the Riverina Police District, including Wagga Wagga, Junee, Temora, Henty, The Rock, Gundagai, Tarcutta and Holbrook.

Officers were also patrolling popular tourist areas to ensure any visitors were complying with current COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

During the operation, officers conducted 330 breath tests and 63 random drug tests with 64 infringement notices issued for offences including speed and mobile phone offences, along with heavy vehicle fatigue and load restraint breaches.

Six 24-hour driving prohibition notices were issued, as well as eight court attendance notices.

Meanwhile, police pulled over a Honda Accord on the Hume Highway, Goulburn, about 2pm yesterday (Sunday 27 June 2021), and spoke with the 33-year-old driver.

The man, from Sydney, was found to be in breach of the current COVID-19 Health Order. He was issued a direction to return home, as well as a PIN for failing to comply with a noticed direction and fined $1000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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