Police disappointed with Operation Tortoise results

Hawkesbury police conducted 3874 random breath tests over the Easter weekend road safety operation which ran from Thursday, April 2 to Monday, April 6.
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The results of Operation Tortoise saw six drivers arrested and charged with drink-driving-related matters, 35 driversdetected speeding and 17charged with various traffic-related matters.

Four drivers were detected driving without a licence and 12 cars were unregistered.

Senior Sergeant Scott Walker from the Hawkesbury Highway Patrol said the roads over the weekend were a lot quieter because of the rain.

“Even though the roads were quieter,people still chose to speed and drink and drive,” Sergeant Walker said.

“There werewarnings aboutincreased police presence anddouble demerit points, but people still chose to do the wrong thing.Drivers need to think twice about the consequences of their actions before getting behind the wheel.

He said poor decisions can result in significant consequences for drivers and other innocent road users.

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