Shoalhaven News

Double demerits wrap up with a large number of offences


159 drivers have been done for drink driving over the October long weekend.

Police wrapped up double demerits overnight.

A 35-year-old man will front Milton local court next month after blowing 0.184 in Ulladulla.

The road toll rose to four yesterday after an elderly man crashed into a tree in the Snowy Mountains.

Four people were taken to Goulburn Hospital following a serious two car crash on the Hume Highway at Marulan yesterday.

An uninjured male driver was taken to hospital under Police guard for mandatory testing.

NSW Police said there were 242 major crashes on the states roads with officers writing 3,466 speeding tickets.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, said it is disappointing people continue to risk theirs and others safety while behind the wheel.

“Unfortunately, four people have died on the roads in three days.

"While most people are doing the right thing, it is frustrating to see people continue to drink and drive or speed, despite our continued appeals.

“It is frustrating for Police to see so many motorists doing the wrong thing when we are doing so much to get the message out to drivers about personal accountability.

“While we will continue to stop those motorists, we need this to be a combined effort with all road users," he said.

Image: NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command