While it should come as a surprise to no one that the boys and gals in blue regularly take to the road in their shiny highway patrol vehicles every school holidays, a reminder – in the form of a veritable posse of police cars – was spotted in Brunswick Heads yesterday.
A reader forwarded this photo of the off-duty vehicles which got together outside the Bruns police station yesterday (October 8) while their usually attendant humans were dining nearby.
Just two days earlier, on Saturday (October 6) Tweed/Byron police and the highway patrol command conducted a joint operation targeting drink and drug drivers in Murwillumbah. After testing a total of 496 drivers for alcohol and 56 for drugs, just one driver was charged with mid-range drink driving while six tested positive to prohibited drugs. One driver was issued with an infringement for unlicensed driving.
If you haven’t spotted one of these vehicles on the road in recent days, expect to soon. The school holidays continue until Sunday (October 14).