Sergeants Dave Plunkett and Gary Thomas with the TSG.
Sergeants Dave Plunkett and Gary Thomas with the TSG.

PCA, speeding ‘worrying': police

DESPITE the Easter long weekend being a notoriously bad period on NSW roads, fortunately the Clarence Valley escaped any serious carnage over the five-day holiday period.

Inspector Joanne Reid of Grafton Police said while there were no fatalities on the Valley roads there were still many motorists not adhering to the road safety message.

She said Coffs Clarence police participating in ‘Operation Tortoise’ caught many motorists breaking the law.

“Police conducted more than 2200 breath tests,” she said.

“There were 14 people either charged or given a legal process for PCA offences.”

Insp Reid said the number of people caught speeding during the dangerous wet conditions over the weekend was worrying.

“There were in excess of 200 infringements handed out, 116 for speeding alone,” she said.

“We want to continue to educate drivers not to speed and to drive to the conditions.”

Five people were killed on the State’s roads over Easter, two more than last year.



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