News, Police Rounds

Man stopped at Woonona for breath test

THE NSW’s long weekend Operation Slowdown road toll stands at two as investigations continue into a fatal crash in Sydney’s west on Saturday evening.

The state-wide traffic campaign – for the annual Labour Day holiday weekend – began at midnight on Friday and concluded at 11.59pm on Monday. A total of 38,495 breath tests were conducted on Sunday, with 41 PCA charges laid. This is 15 fewer charges compared to the same period last year. So far 124 people have been charged with drink-driving during this year’s operation, 79 less than for the same period last year. A total of 1350 traffic infringement notices (not speed) were issued yesterday, with the total for three days now at 4460.

About 9.25pm on Saturday, a 38-year-old man was stopped on Nicholson Road, Woonona for a breath test. It’s alleged he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.203. He was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice High Range Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol.

About 10.30am on Sunday, police stopped a Holden Commodore on Crown Street, West Wollongong, for the purpose of a breath test. Police spoke to the 39-year-old male driver before checks of his licence revealed he is disqualified until 2065. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with drive whilst disqualified.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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