Five charged in overnight traffic blitz
Geraldton police charged several motorists overnight as part of their Christmas traffic blitz.
Three motorists were charged with drink driving offences, while another was charged for allegedly driving without a licence.
In another incident, officers charged the passenger of a vehicle after allegedly finding methamphetamine and cannabis.
At 10.10am yesterday a 21-year-old Meekatharra woman allegedly blew 0.156 when she was stopped for a random breath test in Geraldton.
She was taken to Geraldton Police Station where that figure was rounded down to 0.138.
At 10.05pm a 23-year-old Geraldton man allegedly blew 0.162 when he was stopped for a random breath test, also in Geraldton.
He was taken to Geraldton Police Station, where that figure was rounded down to 0.154.
Then, at 10.50pm, a 24-year-old man from Spalding allegedly blew 0.160 when he was stopped for a random breath test in Wonthella.
He was taken to Geraldton Police Station where that figure was rounded down to 0.152.
All three motorists were charged with drink driving and had their licences automatically suspended.
At 1.40am today officers stopped a 25-year-old Narrogin man in Drummond Cove after a registration check allegedly found he was driving with a suspended licence.
He was charged with no authority to drive.
Then, at 2.10am, officers allegedly found small amounts of methamphetamine and cannabis while searching a vehicle during a random vehicle stop on Barrett Drive, Wandina.
A 28-year-old Utakarra man was charged with two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.
All five will face Geraldton Magistrate’s Court in January.
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