Media release

Wrap-up – Operation Thalen

Police

The Northern Territory Police Easter road safety blitz, Operation Thalen has concluded with some encouraging results.

Over the course of the Easter break, police undertook 5550 roadside breath tests and 182 roadside drug tests across the Territory.

Two drivers were issued notices to appear for low range drink driving, and three high range drink drivers were arrested. Six drivers tested positive for drugs and as first time offenders they received infringement notices.

Police were also targeting roadworthiness, and issued 13 vehicle defect notices.

Commander Matthew Hollamby said, “The numbers look low, but the fact is someone still lost their life on our roads this Easter. Nobody intends to have a crash, but being under the influence of alcohol or drugs does limit your ability to drive. It only takes a microsecond for things to go wrong. Think of yourself, your family and the wider community before you decide to get behind the wheel.”

PFES Media