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Safe Arrival gets underway

police 5POLICE patrolling Lysaght Street Fairy Meadow have stopped a Honda Odyssey for a random breath test, finding the driver was disqualified until 2029.

The 40-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday February 6.

Operation Safe Arrival, the State’s Christmas and New Year road safety campaign, got underway on Friday, and will continue until Monday January 1.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said there are more police on roads targeting drivers for dangerous behaviours that may result in loss of life on our roads, including; speeding, drink and drug-driving, mobile phone use, and not wearing seatbelts, and double demerits apply throughout the duration of the operation.

 

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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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