Highlands News

Large scale traffic operation in Southern Highlands

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Police have charged 14 people and issued 16 infringements notices as part of Operation Chrome held across the Southern Highlands and Goulburn over the weekend.

In one incident at Bowral, Officers tried to stop a Mazda 3 travelling on Bendooley Street.

The 19 year old male driver from Moss Vale allegedly failed to stop and eventually hit a gutter at the intersection of Wingecarribee Street.

He was then arrested after a short foot pursuit.

A search of the vehicle uncovered two people in the boot of the car.

The Moss Vale man was taken back to Southern Highlands Police Station where he returned a blood alcohol reading of point 195.

He was charged with high range drink driving and drive motor vehicle with person in or on boot of vehicle.

The 19 year old was granted bail to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday May 18.

His P2 provisional licence was also suspended.

Hume Police District Commander, Superintendent Paul Condon says the number of motorists being detected driving under the influence of alcohol is disappointing.

IMAGE CREDIT: Southern Highlands Police