Focus on the road

Grenfell Police have continued to focus on road safety and drink driving, conducting random breath testing to ensure alcohol affected drivers are caught over the past week.

Over the past week according to police two drivers were found drink driving in the Grenfell area.

According to local police about 6:30pm on Thursday 14 May 2020 a 55-year-old man from Grenfell was stopped on Short St and breath tested.

The man returned a positive reading and was taken to Grenfell Police Station for a secondary breath analysis.

He returned a reading of 0.069 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath and was issued an infringement notice for the offence of "Drive with low range PCA".

The man's licence was suspended for three months.

In the second incident about 11:35pm on Friday 15 May 2020 a 25-year-old woman from Grenfell was stopped near Wood Street, Grenfell and breath tested.

According to police the woman returned a positive reading and was then taken to Grenfell Police Station for a secondary breath analysis.

The woman returned a reading of 0.075 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath and was issued an infringement notice for the offence of "Drive with low range PCA".

The woman's licence was suspended for three months.

Officer in Charge Inspector Jacob Reeves said he was disappointed drivers continue to drink and then drive.

"It is disappointing to see several people using the roads in our area driving whilst under the influence of alcohol," Inspector Reeves said. "Alcohol is one of the leading factors in fatal crashes and people driving whilst affected by alcohol risk their lives and the lives of innocent motorists who have to share the road with them."

According to Inspector Reeves police will still be out and about on the road even with the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that are still in place.

"Despite the coronavirus pandemic, we will continue to focus on road safety and impaired driving and as these results show, we will catch offenders."