Jun 15 2017

By Georgia Holland


Police are dismayed at the loss of four lives during Operation Stay Alert, a four day road policing operation for the Queen’s Birthday long-weekend.

All four deaths over the long-weekend involved vehicles leaving the roadway and crashing, and three of the four crashes were on country roads.

Early investigations indicate that speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, and alcohol were all factors in the crashes.

Over 159,000 breath tests were conducted by police, including over eighteen hundred tests by Monaro local area command.

In Jindabyne there were 300, conducted by general duty police.

Police have made their presence felt in the region, with random breath and drug testing taking place.

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