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PoliceCarPolice across Australia will be out in force over the Easter break as part of the latest Operation Unite crackdown on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

The public can expect an increased police presence across the state’s road networks, within busy entertainment precincts, in and around pubs and clubs and across the transport system.

‘We have seen some promising signs recently as we step up moves to prevent drunken violence,’ NSW Operation Commander, Michael Fitzgerald, said, ‘But the pressure must be maintained.’

The fine for continued intoxication or disorderly behaviour following a move-on direction has increased 550 per cent.

‘Under a March 31 amendment to the Summary Offences Act (1988), the fine for such offences has risen from $200 to $1,100,’ Superintendent Fitzgerald pointed out.

Fines for offensive conduct and offensive language have each risen from $200 to $500.

‘That means not only might you wake up in a police cell facing a criminal conviction or get hit with the cost of a night in a sobering-up centre, you could find yourself significantly out of pocket for a moment of foolishness.’

Operation Unite began on Easter Thursday (April 17) and resumes on Easter Saturday and Sunday (April 19 and 20).


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