Operation Crossroads – State wide, TAS

State wide traffic enforcement activities
Random drug & alcohol tests to date13178
Motorists charged with drink driving offences to date35
Motorists who returned positive oral fluid tests to date18
Total Infringement notices issued to date716
Infringement notices issued for speeding offences447
Infringement notices issued for inattentive driving20
Infringement notices issued for mobile phone use15
Infringement notices issued for seat belt offences2, Tasmania Police say0

Traffic flow was greatly reduced on Christmas Day and for the most part, those drivers that were out and about around Tasmania were driving safely. With the approximately 1500 Random Breath Tests we conducted, only 1 drink driver and 4 driving with illicit drugs were charged.

Police in the north did attempt to intercept one speeding motorist on the Bass Highway near Deloraine, at 11.15am with this driver failing to stop for police. Tasmania Police committed significant resources in an attempt to locate this vehicle but were unable to do so. The vehicle was a green Subaru Forester station wagon with NSW registration CF81XK, and anyone with any information, particularly as to the identity of the driver is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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