Long weekend road safety enforcement

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ACT Policing conducted high visibility enforcement activities across the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with 11 drivers summonsed to court for driving offences.  

From Friday 10 June 2022 to Monday 13 June 2022, Road Policing and other officers conducted activities across the ACT to remind drivers of the need to drive safely.  

During the weekend: 

  • 1174 random breath tests for alcohol impairment were conducted 
  • 37 traffic infringement notices were issued 
  • 26 cautions were issued 
  • 38 random drug tests were conducted 


As a result of this activity, 11 drivers will be summonsed to court including six for drink driving and two for drug driving.  

Yesterday, Rural Patrol members conducted a random breath testing operation near Tharwa and a 30-year-old man was detected with a reading of 0.279 - more than five times the legal 0.05 limit. The Queensland man was issued an immediate suspension notice and will appear in court at a later date..  

The ACT road toll stands at 10 for 2022 and ACT Police continues to urge all drivers to slow down, drive to the conditions and consider their and other road users safety.  

This media release has been edited to show the correct ACT road toll at the date of publication.

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