Busy Easter for cops

The long weekend saw multiple drug and drink-driving offenders caught by police in and around Yass despite double demerit measures.

Police have apprehended a motorist on methamphetamine on the Hume Highway over the Easter weekend. Photo: stock

Police have apprehended a motorist on methamphetamine on the Hume Highway over the Easter weekend. Photo: stock

Drugs

A 39-year-old driver was apprehended on the Hume Highway on Friday afternoon, April 14, after he tested positive for methamphetamine (ice) in a mobile drug test.

Police took the man to Yass police station, where he was given another test that also returned a positive result for methamphetamine.

The motorist had his licence suspended for 24 hours.

Police said they were expecting the results of a third test to be returned in about two months.

Operations carried out by police in 2015 in regional NSW found that as many as one in three drivers had the drug in their system.

Alcohol

A 23-year-old ACT driver was stopped by police on Saturday evening, April 15, after a random breath test showed him to be over the limit.

Police took the man to Yass police station where he was given another breath test that put his blood alcohol level at 0.86.

The motorist is expected to appear in court in May.

Speeding drivers

Long weekends and public holidays are a particularly high risk time for speeding.

April 14-17 saw Yass police apprehend several speeding drivers, including one travelling more than 45 kilometres over the signposted speed limit.

Police stopped a 21-year-old Meadowbank driver on Monday, April 17.

The man was caught speeding at 45km over the signposted limit near Bowning on the Hume Highway.

The driver’s licence was subsequently suspended with police issuing an infringement notice to the motorist.

He will be facing a loss of double demerit points due to the Easter Monday public holiday.

Stolen vehicle located

April 17 also saw police locate a stolen vehicle from Queanbeyan in Murrumbateman before returning the car to its owners.

Police have not yet found the thieves, but said the car had little damage.

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