Over the 24-hour ANZAC day period, police detected 37 drivers either over the legal blood alcohol limit or under the influence of drugs.
From 7am on Sunday 25 April to 7am Monday 26 April, police conducted 5,344 alcotests with 20 positives recorded (.39%). Nineteen of the offenders were men between the ages of 20 and 67 years. One woman was also caught over the limit.
During the same period, 63 drug tests were conducted with 16 drivers returning a positive result (25.4%) to either Methamphetamine or THC. Nine of the offenders were men between the ages of 25 and 54 years and seven were women aged 18 – 61 years.
Eight vehicles were impounded and 11 drivers immediately lost their license.
Superintendent Bob Gray, Officer in Charge Traffic Services Branch says these 37 drivers have demonstrated a complete lack of respect for their own life and for any other drivers on the road.
“These selfish people have chosen their own convenience over the safety of everyone on the road. They should consider themselves fortunate that they were caught before they caused serious harm or worse, death,” Supt Gray said.
“Police will not tolerate drink or drug driving and will continue to target selfish drivers who make stupid decisions.”