Police Beat

Tactical switch snares drink, drug drivers

A CHANGE in police tactics has led to a significant increase in the number of drink and drug drivers caught on local roads.

It followed a five-hour blitz last month when police stopped more than 600 drivers but none tested positive for drink or drug driving.

A switch to targeting suspected potential drink and drug drivers resulted in more than half a dozen motorists testing positive – an 85 per cent successful detection rate.

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