Early morning operation identifies drivers behaving badly

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ACT Policing has again been left disappointed by the behaviour of some Canberra drivers following an early morning traffic enforcement operation yesterday.  
Yesterday morning (Wednesday, 29 May 2024), ACT Road Policing members conducted enforcement activities focused on the ACT’s arterial road network.  
The operation saw 61 Infringement Notices issued for offences including speeding, operating unregistered and uninsured vehicles, using mobile devices while driving, and intersection offences. 
One driver, a 26-year-old woman from Weston was also detected driving under the influence of alcohol, returning a positive breath analysis result of 0.178 at Tuggeranong Police Station – more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.  

She was issued an Immediate Suspension Notice, suspending her ACT drivers licence for 90 days, and was served a Court Attendance Notice to appear in the ACT Magistrate Court on a charge of drink driving.  
ACT Road Policing Sergeant Travis Mills said police will continue to target poor driver behaviour on our roads.  
“This operation is a timely reminder that police can be anywhere at any time, and we will continue to conduct enforcement activities such as yesterday's to ensure all drivers are adhering to the road rules,” Sergeant Mills said.  
“Some of the behaviour observed during this operation is beyond disappointing, particularly the woman caught drink driving.  
“It is truly shocking for someone to be that intoxicated and think they’re in a fit state to operate a motor vehicle on a public road.  
“With five lives tragically lost on ACT roads already this year – including one in the past week week - we want to see everyone getting to where they’re going safely and legally, and the way we do that is by following the road rules, obeying speed limits, driving to the road conditions, and not driving under the influence.” 

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