Ramingining Police conducting traffic and liquor enforcement operations over the weekend made three arrests after intercepting a number of vehicles.
One vehicle occupant was found to be in possession of the following, Northern Territory Police say:
- 1 x 700ml bottle of rum
- 1 x 1L bottle of vodka
- 1 x 1L water bottle containing straight vodka
- 2 x soft drink bottles containing vodka
- 6 x clip seal bags each containing 47 grams of kava powder
He was arrested and issued a Notice to Appear for bringing liquor into an alcohol protected area and consuming liquor in an alcohol protected area. The learner driver of the vehicle was also arrested after returning a positive roadside breath test for alcohol. He was later released after returning a negative result to a breath analysis.
A second vehicle was searched and 12 x 375ml cans of beer were found. The driver was arrested and the vehicle seized, with police later issuing the man a Notice to Appear for bringing liquor into an alcohol protected area.
Acting Commander Warren Jackson says police will continue to build safe and resilient communities through preventative actions that aim to reduce the harm associated with alcohol and other substances.
“The Liquor Act clearly states that it is an offence to bring liquor into a restricted area,” he said.
“Anyone who has liquor in their possession or under their control, or who consumes, sells, supplies or otherwise liquor in a restricted area, is committing an offence.
“These laws are in place to protect people, especially those most vulnerable. Anyone who seeks to contradict that principle will be targeted by police.”