Driver detected operating unauthorized vehicle, NSW

A man, banned from driving vehicles not fitted with an alcohol interlock device, was allegedly caught in Parkes driving in breach of that order, NSW Police say.

About 7.10am yesterday, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol in Lachlan, in the state’s west, observed a vehicle driven by a 46-year-old man in Parkes.

The vehicle was stopped on Clark Street, and inquiries revealed that the man, was banned from operating any motor vehicles not fitted with an approved alcohol interlock device for a two-year period, concluding on September 2017.

Officers inspected the white Ford Ranger utility vehicle and confirmed it was not equipped with the mandatory alcohol interlock device.

The man will be issued with a Future Court Appearance Notice for the offence of not comply with licence condition.

Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, Commander of Traffic and Highway Patrol, said officers will always be on the lookout for road users who ignore the law.

“Road user safety, and reducing road trauma, is the top priority, and this is why we are always asking all road users to share the responsibility with us,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.