NSW police officers have reminded people their operation targeting drink-driving does not end until midnight.
Operation Drink Drive 2 was part of the NSW Police Force and NSW Centre for Road Safety Enhanced Enforcement Program. The operation began on Friday November 2 at 12.01am ends on Sunday at 11:59pm.
By the end of Saturday, 64,896 breath tests were conducted across the state. There were 28 drink-driving charges made and 915 speed infringements recorded.
By midday Sunday police conducted 11,001 random breath tests and charged 13 people for drink-driving in the Western Region.
Seven people were injured in 11 major crashes and 160 people were detected speeding.
Orana Mid-Western Police District officers said on their Facebook page drivers could expect to be breath-tested during the operation.
“Drink-driving kills and we are out in force to catch those drivers who think they can put themselves and others at risk by doing so,” police said.
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Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Assistant Commissioner Julie Middlemiss said alcohol-impaired your ability to control a vehicle and put you more at risk of being involved in a crash.
“It is profoundly disappointing to see some drivers making some seriously bad decisions that not only put themselves at risk but every other road user around them,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Middlemiss said.
“Even though the official state wide operation ends tonight, drivers right across NSW can expect to see further high profile random breath-testing operations conducted under the enhanced enforcement funding program.”
Across the state 133,337 breath tests were conducted, 133 drink driving charges made and 1928 speeding infringements made before Sunday about 3pm.