Esperance Police Easter weekend blitz records positive results

Out of the 329 random breath tests Esperance Police conducted over the Easter weekend, one driver exceed the 0.05 alcohol limit.

Esperance Police Acting Senior Sergeant Ben Jeffes said a combination of random and targeted testing over the four-day period was important to ensure motorists stayed safe on local roads. 

Nine speeding infringements were issued, with the highest speed detected was a driver travelling 120 kilometres an hour in an 80 km/h zone.

One driver was fined for not wearing a seat belt and one for using a mobile phone while driving. 

Drug-driving tests were also conducted, where motorists were required to give a roadside saliva sample to check for cannabis or methamphetamine.

No motorist were recorded under the influence of prohibited drugs, however during a roadside test police officers located cannabis in one driver’s vehicle.  

One vehicle was seized after the driver’s license was found to be suspended.

Only one compliance notice was issued to a motorist over the holiday period. 

Sombre message: Esperance Police's Todd Pender, Richard Moore and Aidan Lill promoting safe driver behaviour over the Easter period in the local station's intensive campaign. Picture: Caitlyn Rintoul

Sombre message: Esperance Police's Todd Pender, Richard Moore and Aidan Lill promoting safe driver behaviour over the Easter period in the local station's intensive campaign. Picture: Caitlyn Rintoul

Acting Senior Sergeant Jeffes said the local station was pleased with the results from the weekend. 

“The figures speak for themselves,” he said. 

He said it was reassuring no serious injuries or fatalities occurred on roads in the Esperance district. 

Acting Senior Sergeant Jeffes said police also conducted patrols at Wharton Beach to ensure people weren’t speeding on the coast.