This in from ACT Policing:
The national campaign Operation RAID: Remove All Impaired Drivers came to a close at midnight last night (Sunday December 12) with more than 9450 tests being conducted in the ACT over the past 17 days.
The operation, which ran from Friday November 26, was a national initiative involving police forces across Australia and New Zealand to draw attention to the broader road safety implications of drink/drug driving.
On Saturday December 11, in a joint operation with NSW Police, ACT Policing conducted a border “lockdown” on the Barton Highway near Hall, stopping all vehicles coming into and out of the ACT. Over 678 motorists were breath-tested in the four-hour lockdown, with three returning positive results.
Over the course of the operation, of the 9456 tests conducted, 72 returned positive results and 283 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINS) were issued.
About 9.45pm on Friday December 10 police stopped an 18-year-old P-plate driver travelling at 168km/h in an 80km/h zone on Yarra Glen in Curtin. He was issued with a $1811 fine and faces the loss of six demerit points.
In another incident, around 2.20am on Saturday December 11, a 21-year-old Kambah man was arrested after recording a positive reading of 0.126. He has been charged with Special Driver PCA, drive whilst disqualified, and using an unregistered vehicle. He will attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.