Police attend 72 major car crashes over Easter

OPERATION  Tortoise, now in its fourth day, has seen NSW police conduct more than 59,275 breath tests charge 58 people for drink driving. 

There have been 1427 traffic infringement notices issued and 910 speeding tickets handed out.

There have been 72 major crashes.

NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said it's disappointing that some people continue to be caught drink-driving despite consistent warnings from police.

"If you're going out to have a drink you need to find another way home, driving is simply not an option," Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

"Getting behind the wheel while under the influence can potentially end in catastrophe; you're not only jeopardising your own safety, but also risking the safety of other road users.

"Drivers need to be aware that RBTs can happen anywhere, at anytime, so if you choose to drink and drive, you will be caught.

"Operation Tortoise continues today and double demerits also remain in place for speeding, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences," Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.


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