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Slow weekend for police

Wednesday, 9th October, 2013

By By Emily Roberts

Police are very pleased there were no fatal vehicles accidents in the region over the long weekend.

Operation Slow Down was held throughout NSW and Crime Manager with the Barrier Local Area Command, Mick Stoltenberg, said he was happy with the results here.

“Realistically, we can be happy,” Detective Inspector Stoltenberg said. “There were no fatal vehicle accidents - that is the greatest risk we run.”

Over the holiday weekend, 708 random breath tests were completed.

“Three people were caught not wearing a seat belt, 11 were caught with speeding fines and 13 were charged with other offences,” DI Stoltenberg said.

“These include failing to give way, stop or negligent driving.”

No one was caught drink-driving in Broken Hill.

“I would like to think that people are getting the message,” he said.

“But there is always going to be some knuckle head that tries to take on the system. Sooner or later they will get caught.

“Remember, the whole idea is to make sure that when the long weekend, or relevant operation is over, that everyone is in the same shape that they were before it all started.

“Take it easy on the roads and do the right thing.”

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