CRACKDOWN: NSW police issued a variety of fines for infringements by heavy and light vehicle users during Operation Impact.
CRACKDOWN: NSW police issued a variety of fines for infringements by heavy and light vehicle users during Operation Impact.

Five-day blitz nets cocaine user and numerous fines

NSW Police from the Traffic Task Force and RMS Heavy Vehicle Inspectors intercepted 152 heavy and light vehicles during the five-day blitz Operation Impact in the Manning Great Lakes area earlier this month.

Below is a summary of what police and inspectors from the Jones Island Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station did, and what they found as they targeted speed, alcohol and drug use, fatigue and vehicle safety.

  • 152 breath tests were conducted and 96 drug tests conducted, with one positive result for cocaine on a light truck driver from Shelly Beach.
  • 18 traffic infringements were issued for a variety of heavy vehicle diary offences, load and dimension breaches.
  • 16 traffic infringements were issued to light vehicles for speeding offences.
  • 6 defect notices were issued for a wide range of mechanical issues.
  • 12 Engine Control Module downloads were conducted with one found to be non- compliant with a defect and compliance notice issued.
  • 5 charges were preferred with one disqualified, 3 suspended (1x Taree women stopped twice in two days) and a severe hours breach identified.

Task Force Officers also assisted Port Macquarie Police after a semi-trailer from Thorton rolled into Bobs Creek.

Police also assisted with this rollover during the blitz.
Police also assisted with this rollover during the blitz.

On returning to Sydney Task Force officers attended the intersection of Pennant Hills and Carlingford Roads Carlingford in relation to a tipper and dog which had broken down blocking all south bound lanes for a period of time.

The combination was escorted to Wetherill Park HVIS where Inspectors conducted further inquiries and weighed the vehicle.

Initial indication has revealed defects and weight issues with the combination with action pending on results.

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