NSW police conducted a number of breath tests and handed out infringements as part of Operation Safe Return at the weekend.TONI BRIENT January 30, 2014 9:06am
NSW police conducted more than 100 breath tests and issued 10 infringements across Berrigan Shire as part of Operation Safe Return during the Australia Day weekend.
The campaign targeted speed, fatigue, drink driving, restraints and distraction devices and ran from Friday, January 24 to Monday, January 27.
Deniliquin police Acting Inspector Jen Choice said 74 breath tests were conducted on Saturday, with seven infringements issued.
Insp Choice said 68 breath tests were conducted on Sunday, with two infringements issued, including one in Barooga.
‘‘A 54-year-old male was stopped at Hughes St, Barooga and was arrested and he was done for a low range PCA with a reading of 0.078,’’ she said.
Insp Choice said the other infringement issued on Sunday was to a male, 28, recording a PCA of 0.060 on Deniliquin Rd in Tocumwal.
She said both men would appear at Finley Court House.
Insp Choice said NSW police responded to multiple other offences during the Australia Day weekend, including two incidents in Murray Valley National Park near Barooga.
She said they assisted forestry officers to extinguish three campfires lit in an area under total fuel fire ban.
Police were also called to a physical altercation between campers at the park’s Cottadidda precinct.
‘‘It was a very volatile situation with up to 300 persons at the location,’’ Insp Choice said.
‘‘It could have turned nasty and police remained until the situation was calmed and the person who was instigated it was actually removed from the area.’’
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