Police conduct traffic operation

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Police conduct traffic operation

Limestone Coast police conducted a traffic operation earlier this month and deemed the majority of drivers “found to be doing the right thing”.

Between November 3-6 local police with support from the Traffic Support Branch Drug Testing Unit conducted a traffic operation which involved high visibility testing of motorists.

Police conducted driver testing on highways, public access four-wheel drive routes and beaches.

Over the four days 600 drivers were breath tested with only one positive reading where a fine was issued.

There were 213 drug driving tests conducted with 13 people testing positive to driving with drugs in their system, including a 54-year-old Millicent man who allegedly tested positive to driving with methamphetamine in his system.

Police said of concern was there was two children under 16 in the vehicle at the time.

He was reported for drug driving with a child under 16 present in the vehicle and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date

Fifty-nine fines were handed out mainly due to exceeding the speed limit, three cars were defected and four people were reported for other driving offences.

In other police news, a man has been arrested after a search in Mount Gambier.

Police will allege that about 8.55am on Thursday local police assisted by Dog Operations Unit officers and a police dog searched a house in Jarrah Street in relation to firearms being stored on the property.

Officers uncovered illegal drugs including liquid fantasy, ecstasy and other drug paraphernalia. No firearms were located.

A 34-year-old man from the house was charged with trafficking a controlled drug and other offences.

He was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

A 34-year-old woman from the house was reported for drug offences and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

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