Random Breath Tests

Territorians can be assured NT Police will continue to target drivers who are doing the wrong thing on the roads including drink and drug driving.

As a response to COVID-19 NT Police will not set up Roadside Breath Testing stations but will still maintain a highly visible presence on Territory roads and continue to conduct random breath and drug tests.

Additional precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure officers and members of the community are safe.

These changes are being made in the interest of community safety and the recent health advice relating to the COVID-19 virus.

Assistant Commissioner Michael White said NT Police will not be using large scale RBTs in an effort to minimise the risk to officers and the public.

“Police will still be conducting random breath tests and are committed to prioritising the safety of the community and our members.”

“This does not mean you will see less presence from police. Police will continue to enforce the road rules and apprehend anyone who is caught drink driving on NT roads.”

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