Griffith police were "pleased" with the overall behavior on the roads on the weekend, after completing two operations aimed to ensure our families remain safe in the Christmas season.
Operation Pariac ran from Friday to Saturday, focusing was public areas and licensed premises to make sure both patrons and licensed venues in a continued effort to decrease alcohol fueled violence and anti-social behaviour.
Two people were charged with alcohol related offences, over 18 licensed premises were patrolled across the district, and three people were escorted for intoxication.
Murrumbidgee Police District Licensing Sergeant Brett Ryan said far too often, police resources and time are taken up "looking after drunk people".
It's not a surprise there is a link between the high proportion of drunk people who are injured, involved in crashes, get arrested and end up in fights with family, friends, police and even people they do not know.Murrumbidgee Police District Licensing Sergeant Brett Ryan
"It's not a surprise there is a link between the high proportion of drunk people who are injured, involved in crashes, get arrested and end up in fights with family, friends, police and even people they do not know," he said.
"If you use alcohol irresponsibly you could wake up in a cell and before the courts not just with a hangover."
Operation Towards Zero also ran locally to reduce road trauma across the District.
Over 230 random breath tests were conducted and 300 vehicles were stopped.
Infringement notices were issues for not wearing helmets, unregistered vehicles, fail to stops, not carry licence and P-plate offences.
Two people also face charges from random drug tests.
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