Despite pleas from police, and a number of fatalities on our roads this year, Richmond LAC police are concerned that people are still driving while intoxicated.
Eight people were arrested over the weekend for ‘prescribed quantity of alcohol’ offences. All but one were male, including two 19-year-olds and five people in their 20s. They were:
- A 19-year-old Alstonvale man on his Ps charged with mid range PCA at Lennox Head
- A 42-year-old Evans Head man charged with mid range PCA at Evans Head
- A 21-year-old Wollongbar man charged with mid range PCA at Wollongbar
- A 26-year-old Lismore man charged with mid range PCA and driving while suspended in Lismore
- A 23-year-old Cumbulam man charged with mid range PCA in Lismore
- A 28-year-old Goonellabah man charged with low range PCA second offence and exceed speed by 30km/h in Lismore
- A 19 year old Casino woman charged with high range PCA and negligent driving
- A 20-year-old Lismore man charged with Novice Range PCA in Lismore.
Police reiterate they will be out in force over the Christmas period carrying out random alcohol and drug tests on drivers.
Police are also reminding the public of the #Five2Arrive campaign after two more lives were lost on NSW roads on Sunday, bringing the State’s road toll to 375.
Operation Safe Arrival launched last Friday (December 16) and will continue into the New Year, ending on Monday January 2 2017.
In the four days since the start of the operation there have already been three lives lost, bringing the state’s road toll to 375.
During the operation police want road users to think about the #Five2Arrive; five simple tips for road users in order to arrive home safely:
- Don’t speed.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Wear a seatbelt.
- Put your phone away, and
- Take regular breaks.
On day three of the campaign there were 20 people injured in 48 major crashes, and a total of 3,735 infringements handed out; including 1,351 for speeding.