Police have praised residents for their behaviour over the festive season with no arrests made during New Year's Eve festivities.JENNA BISHOP January 9, 2014 4:22am
Police are praising the behaviour of residents over the festive season this year with a well-behaved New Year’s Eve crowd and minimal road traffic offences during the period.
Police praised the behaviour of the crowd at the Nagambie New Year’s Eve festival, with no arrests made during the festivities and fireworks display at Lake Nagambie.
Acting Senior Sergeant Tony Turner said it was a well-behaved family-oriented event.
‘‘It was great to see such a large group coming together, with people of all ages enjoying the night and not having it spoiled by someone else’s antisocial behaviour,’’ he said.
Traffic advisor Senior Sergeant Ralph Willingham said motorists also took heed of all the road safety messages from police across the Christmas and New Year period.
‘‘The booze bus was operating in the area, with over 3000 preliminary breath tests conducted, all with a negative result,’’ he said.
One local driver was not so smart after he was checked during a routine licence intercept by the van patrol, driving without a licence and in an unregistered car.
An evidentiary breath test gave a reading of 0.132 per cent.
He had two passengers in the car, a woman and a baby.
Police said the 31-year-old man would be receiving a summons to attend court.
Sen Sgt Willingham said police would also be continuing to reinforce the road safety message in the lead up to the Australia Day long weekend.
‘‘If motorists are mindful of the major causes of road trauma — speed, fatigue, impairment and distraction, they should arrive and return from their destinations safely,’’ he said.
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