With the weather warming up, police started to crack down on drink driving and speeding across the state this weekend, and the results were far from perfect.
Southern region police officers conducted a total of 24,164 random breath tests over the weekend, charging 19 drivers by 5pm on Sunday afternoon.
The region’s police officers also issued 362 speeding tickets, a result which they say was disappointing.
Riverina-specific statistics are expected to become available on Monday morning.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Acting Assistant Comissioner Julie Middlemiss said alcohol impaired drivers ability to control a vehicle and put lives at risk.
“It is profoundly disappointing to see some drivers making some seriously bad decisions that not only put themselves at risk but every other road user around them,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Middlemiss said.
“Even though the official state wide operation ends tonight, drivers right across NSW can expect to see further high profile random breath testing operations conducted under the enhanced enforcement funding program.”