Easter Weekend Traffic Campaign – Greater Darwin Area

Northern Territory Police continue to enforce their Easter Safety Campaign over the long weekend by breath testing drivers, checking registration and licences and vehicle conditions.

With so many people on the roads this weekend, police are disappointed to see that some are disobeying the road rules, Northern Territory Police say

Since Thursday afternoon police have conducted 3,545 breath tests which returned 10 positive results for drink-driving.

A small quantity of cannabis was seized from a driver of a vehicle who was also arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. A firearm was seized from the passenger who was also under the influence of drugs.

There have been 147 infringements issued as well as six defects.

Despite our best efforts to maintain road safety, police are disappointed to be at the site of a major crash this afternoon. Three people have passed away as a result of the crash. Others are being treated for injuries. More information will be provided in a later release.

Safety is paramount and each road rule that is not complied with can lead to negative results. Police urge motorists to think before they drive and to consider their safety and the safety of others before getting into a vehicle. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and arrange a Sober Bob as well as planning breaks to avoid fatigue. Police also remind people to make sure their vehicle registrations and licences are current.

Northern Territory Police will maintain a heightened presence on the roads for the duration of the long weekend.

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