Motorists just don’t get the message says Barwon crime manager David Silversides

THREE people have been charged with serious driving offences in the local area command this week as well as 14 others being issued infringement notices, prompting Barwon crime manager David Silversides to issue a warning to local drivers.

“Motorists just don’t seem to get the message that speeding, seat belts, drink-drug driving, fatigue and distraction are fatal factors when in a motor vehicle,” Mr Silversides said.

“Despite continued messages via all forms of media some drivers appear to believe they above the laws and are oblivious to the risks they are taking and the dangers they expose themselves and others to.”moreepolicestation003

Since Sunday Police have been witness to a number of offences, including:

  • 47-year-old female charged with drive with low range PCA at Boggabilla;
  • 38-year-old female charged with possess prohibited drug and Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period at Boggabilla; and
  • 31-year-old female driver issued with traffic infringement notices for negligent driving and driver consume alcohol while driving at Narrabri.

In addition 14 motorists were issued with infringements for using a mobile phone while driving and four drivers tested positive in roadside drug tests.

“There is no legitimate or acceptable reason for residents to drink and drive,” Mr Silversides said.

“If people are planning on drinking away from home then plan your night responsibly and organise a sober driver or taxi.”

Media Release: August 3, 2017