Road Policing and Tactical Crime Police target drivers around Goondiwindi

This past week saw an influx of Road Policing and Tactical Crime Police to the Goondiwindi District in coordinated operation targeting a variety of offences.

During their stay in Goondiwindi a total of seven drug drivers were intercepted and detected to be driving under the influence of a dangerous drug.

On November 6 at approximately 8:30am a vehicle was intercepted on the Leichhardt Highway at Goondiwindi.

Police spoke with a 39-year-old male of a New South Wales address.

Checks revealed that the male driver was driving a vehicle with expired registration and nil insurance. The driver was issued fines for accordingly for these traffic offences. 

On November 7 at around 12.15pm Road Policing Unit officers intercepted a heavy vehicle on the Gore Highway at Wyaga. Police spoke with a 38-year-old male driver of a Victorian address.

The male driver subsequently tested positive to a dangerous drug and was issued a Notice to Appear for this offence. The drivers licence was subsequently suspended for a period of 24 hours.

Police also during a search of the vehicle located a quantity of a dangerous drug and drug related utensil which was seized by Police. Again the driver was charged accordingly for possess dangerous drug and possess drug utensil. 

At 10.30am on November 8, Police intercepted a vehicle on the Cunningham Highway Goondiwindi. Police spoke with a 65-year-old male driver of a Kingston address.

The male driver was subsequently failed a road side drug test and had his licence suspended for a period of 24 hours and was issued with a Notice to Appear.

Police also located a quantity of a dangerous drug during a search of the vehicle which was subsequently seized. The male driver was also charged for possess dangerous drug. 

Police intercepted a heavy vehicle on the Cunningham Highway on November 9 around 9.30am. Police spoke to a 56-year-old male driver of an Inverell address. The male driver was tested positive to a roadside drug test.

The driver had his licence immediately suspended for a period of 24 hours and was issued a Notice to Appear for the offence.

A Police search of the heavy vehicle also located a quantity of a dangerous drug and as such the male driver was charged for possessing a dangerous drug. 

Earlier that day, a heavy vehicle was intercepted on the Cunningham HWY Goondiwindi.

Police spoke with a 37-year-old male driver of a North Ipswich who has subsequently failed a road side drug test.

The male driver had his licence immediately suspended for 24 hours and was issued with a Notice to Appear for the offence of drug driving. 

On November 10 at around 1:10am Police intercepted a vehicle on the Old Cunningham Highway. Police spoke to a 22-year-old male driver of a Manly address.

Subsequent search of the vehicle has resulted in Police locating a quantity of a dangerous drug and a drug related utensil.

The male driver was issued a Notice to Appear for possessing dangerous drug and possessing utensil and will appear in court for the matter. 

At 1pm on the same day, Police have intercepted a vehicle on the Cunningham Highway at Goondiwindi. Police have spoken to a 26-year-old male driver of a Kingston address.

The male driver has subsequently failed a roadside drug test. The male drivers licence was immediately suspended for a period of 24 hours and was issued a Notice to Appear for drug driving and will appear before a court for the matter. 

Later that day at 4pm Police have intercepted a 24-year-old female of a Goondiwindi address. The female driver has failed a roadside drug test and as such her licence was immediately suspended for a period of 24 hours and a Notice to Appear issued for drug driving.