THE failure of motorists over the Easter weekend to adhere to warnings has disappointed local police.
Divisional Road Policing Senior Sergeant Darren Wittingslow said local results from Operation Nexus, which was conducted on roads statewide from Thursday until Monday, indicated drivers were still prepared to put themselves and others at risk.
“We detected 434 offences in the five days across the local government areas of Wangaratta, Indigo, Alpine, Moira and Wodonga with 28 of those drug or alcohol related,” he said.
“It’s disappointing that so many drivers decided to get behind the wheel while alcohol and drug affected.
“But the results show that if you do decide to take the risk you will be caught and prosecuted.”
Snr Sgt Wittingslow said the majority of the offences were related to speeding despite the heavy traffic on the arterial roads over the five days.