We are not amused, police say

July 9, 2024 10:32 am in by

Police are not impressed with the behaviour of some motorists on the North-West Coast and West Coasts over the past two months.

Newly released statistics for the months of May and June have revealed 27 vehicles were seized, 60 drivers were caught speeding and 49 for drink-driving for the period.

20 of the speeding offences were for exceeding the limit by 30 km/hr or more and 15 involved evading police.

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16 of the 49 drink drivers caught, returned blood alcohol readings greater than 0.15, or more than three times the legal limit.

133 drivers also returned positive drugs swabs during May and June.

Police Minister and Braddon MP says the State Government is planning to will double penalties for a number of offences, including hooning, and introducing a new offence for road rage.