More than 1400 cars were scanned by Heathcote police and sheriffs on Friday.TRENT HORNEMAN August 27, 2014 3:05am
Regional police and sheriffs targeted rogue drivers at a roadblock in Heathcote on Friday.
Police found eight drivers illegally on the road and 48 who had outstanding matters with the Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant John Olver of Heathcote police said officers blocked the Northern Hwy, between Last St and Jennings St, for about four hours on Friday morning.
Using number-plate recognition technology, sheriffs scanned 1458 plates, detecting 48 people with matters.
‘‘It was quite effective,’’ Sgt Olver said.
‘‘There was quite a bit of cash handed over on the spot and through credit cards on the road side,’’ he said.
In a co-ordinated campaign with regional highway patrol units, police travelled the roads as well as blocking the Northern Hwy.
Sgt Olver said police found two unregistered vehicles, two unroadworthy vehicles, a driver with a suspended licence and two unlicensed drivers.
After the success of Friday’s operation, Sgt Olver said it was something the region’s drivers needed to be wary of.
‘‘This is something that the police and sheriffs will do together from time to time,’’ he said.
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