Twenty-five people have been charged in the western region following a police blitz targeting alcohol related crime and COVID-safety compliance.
Operation Pariac is a high-visibility police operation targeting alcohol-related crime, anti-social behaviour, public order incidents, assaults, and COVID-safe measures.
In the western region, which includes the Orana Mid-Western Police District, 25 people were arrested and 25 charges were laid for offences including assault, resist arrest, possess prohibited drug and malicious damage.
During the operation in the western region police conducted 256 business inspections and issued six liquor and gaming infringements.
Police conducted 613 random breath tests, out of this 16 people were detected to have alcohol in their system.
Three people were charged with the possession and/or supply of drugs.
Sixteen people were given a move on direction, and four people received COVID-19 related warnings.
Operation Pariac Commander, Assistant Commissioner Max Mitchell, said he was pleased that the majority of venues understood and have complied with the required COVID procedures and Public Health Orders.
"As more people travel throughout the state, we must stay aware of COVID-19 and continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing," Assistant Commissioner Mitchell said.
"It's great to see so many publicans and licensees following all the relevant Public Health Order regulations whilst maintaining a safe and vibrant venue for patrons over the festive season.
"Licensing police will be following up with those venues who are not abiding by the Liquor and Gaming Act to ensure summer in the regions is safe and enjoyable for all."
During the operation a total of 65 people were arrested and 68 charges were laid for offences including assault, resist arrest, possess prohibited drug and malicious damage.
Police conducted 1056 business inspections, and 146 breaches of the Liquor and Gaming Act were detected, with 37 infringements issued.
There were 19 COVID-19 related warnings, with no infringements issued.
There were 369 RSA competency card and 132 security licence checks undertaken.
Over the two days there were 1165 RBTs conducted with 35 PCAs detected.
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