Dangerous drivers on notice after Operation Nabbed

Police have been out in force this week targeting dangerous drivers across the state as a part of Operation Nabbed.

Operation Nabbed ran from Friday 9 February 2024 to Saturday 10 February 2024, targeting drug and alcohol driving offences, and general road compliance across multiple commands.

The high-visibility operation involved officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s South West Sector supported by general duties officers from local commands.

Police also conducted 22,279 random breath tests, which resulted in 87 people being charged with PCA offences.

During the operation, police conducted 1105 roadside drug tests, resulting in 91 positive drug tests.

Traffic and Highway Patrol South West Sector Commander, Acting Superintendent Gregory Donaldson, said it remains disappointing that drivers continue to engage in dangerous behaviour on our roads.

“Those who drive while under the influence are not just putting their lives at risk but the lives of their fellow drivers.”

“It is criminal behaviour, and it won’t be tolerated on NSW roads.” A/Supt Donaldson said.

“We intend to continue to run these operations throughout the year to catch those drivers who still don’t understand how their stupid decisions can ruin lives.”

“Driving after consuming alcohol or drugs is a choice. Your choice can lead to serious injury or death of yourself, the people in your car, or other innocent road users. As a driver, you have the responsibility to ensure that everybody gets home safe.”

“These people who have been caught have made a selfish decision to drive and put themselves and other road users at risk.”

“Those motorists who follow the rules I urge you to report any dangerous drivers you see to police; you may just save a life.”

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