The Far South Coast Local Area Command police conducted Drink Drive 1 Operation over the 17,18 and 19 February 2017.
About 4.09pm Saturday 18 February 2017, a 28 year old male driver from Watson in the ACT was stopped upon the Kings Highway, Nelligen for random roadside testing. He returned a negative breath test for alcohol. He was subjected to a roadside drug test returning a positive result to cannabis. He was subsequently arrested and conveyed to the Batemans Bay Police Station where he underwent a secondary oral fluid test returning a positive result to cannabis. The male was issued with a 24 hour prohibition notice and police are awaiting forensic results.
About 5:50pm on Saturday 18 February 2017, a vehicle has entered the rear car park to the Surf Beach shops and collided with a parked motor vehicle. The driver has left the scene of the crash without exchanging particulars. At 7:19pm, police attended an address in Mogo. A 42 year old male was arrested. He was charged with High range PCA, Drive under the influence – alcohol, and Not Give Particulars to driver. The driver was issued with a notice of suspension and will appear at Batemans Bay Local Court on the 3 April 2017. BEGA About 7.12am on Saturday 18 February 2017, police stopped a 30 year old male driver in Rawlinson Street, Bega. The driver was questioned and it was discovered that he did not hold a drivers licence. The vehicle being driven was unregistered and uninsured. The driver failed a roadside breath test. He was arrested and taken to Bega Police Station for a breath analysis. The driver returned a mid range BAS reading. He was issued field court attendance notices for drink driving, being unlicenced and driving unregistered vehicle. He is due to appear at Bega Local Court on the 14 March 2017. Police are asking anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/. Alternatively please call your local police station. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages. Source Far South Coast LAC - NSW Police Force