Police conducted Operation Chrome over the weekend targeting drink and drug affected drivers in the southern region.
A 20 year old P plate driver was detected drink driving after being stopped in a restaurant carpark on the Princes Highway, Batemans Bay in the early hours of Sunday morning 2 April 2017.
He was arrested by Highway Patrol police and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station.
He recorded a High range PCA reading and was issued a court attendance notice for Batemans Bay Local Court. He has had his driver’s licence suspended.
About 10:00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017, police were patrolling the Catalina area. A ute was observed driving in a carpark in Beach Road without its tail lights on. The vehicle then stopped in a car space.
Police stopped along side the vehicle and spoke with the driver. He was subsequently breath tested with a positive result for alcohol.
The male was driver was then placed under arrest and conveyed to the Batemans Bay Police Station. At the station the 26 year old driver from Queensland was charged with High range PCA, Drive whilst Disqualified and Provide false name.
Police were patrolling the Batemans Bay area Saturday evening/Sunday morning and targeting drink drivers as part of Operation Chrome.
About 12.25am on Sunday 2 April 2017, police stopped a Nissan motor vehicle travelling in Annetts Parade, Mossy Point. The 22 year old driver was breath tested which returned a positive reading. He was arrested and taken to Batemans Bay Police Station. He was charged with High range PCA and will appear at Batemans Bay Local Court.
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