Northern Territory Police were out in force last Friday night with Random Breath Test Stations located at every exit, locking down the Darwin CBD, for Operation Transit.
Operation Transit ran last Friday night, and into the early hours of Saturday morning, targeting drink and drug driving. Members of the public would have no doubt noticed this increased police presence.
During the course of Operation Transit, over 1400 random breath and drug driver tests were conducted. Some drivers were surprised to discover that they were over the legal limit of .05% BAC.
Police also identified a number of other offences such as speeding, unregistered vehicles, disqualified drivers, seatbelts, mobile phones and defectable vehicles.
Senior Sergeant Angela Stringer said, “These operations are very effective in letting the public know that enough is enough. We are taking our commitment to a zero road toll seriously and so should they. We are going to continue these operations, especially leading into the weekends. If you are getting into a vehicle to drive you have a responsibility to yourself, those people who are travelling with you and everyone else who is also using the road.”