Police blitz to target the south-west's bad drivers

Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh (front right) and Acting Inspector Steve Thompson (second from right) with members from the eight units of police special highway patrol targeting traffic offenders in the south-west this weekend.  Picture: AARON SAWALL

Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh (front right) and Acting Inspector Steve Thompson (second from right) with members from the eight units of police special highway patrol targeting traffic offenders in the south-west this weekend. Picture: AARON SAWALL

YOU have been warned.

Police have announced they will be mounting a blitz this weekend throughout the south-west to catch motorists who break the law.

Senior Sergeant Shane Keogh, of Warrnambool police, said officers would be joined by 10 units from the state taskforce plus officers from the Northern Grampians to enforce the road laws. 

The extra 20 officers will support highway patrols from Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland.

They will be patrolling the local government areas between Camperdown, Warrnambool, Hamilton and Portland.

Acting Inspector Steve Thompson, of Warrnambool police, said this weekend’s police blitz would pay particular attention to arterial and back roads between the four cities.

Police will be equipped with both portable drug and drink-driving testing equipment and will be targeting drug impairment, drink-driving, speed and driving distraction offences as well as infringements on wearing seatbelts.

All traffic offences will be subject to legal process or an infringement notice.

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