Mandurah District Police declare WA Day long weekend a success on roads

Pinjarra Police conducting breath tests over the WA Day long weekend. Photo: Twitter.

Pinjarra Police conducting breath tests over the WA Day long weekend. Photo: Twitter.

Mandurah District Police have declared the WA Day long weekend a success on the roads after only one driver was charged with drink driving, out of more than 4000 breathalysed.

Pinjarra Police Sergeant Neville Palmer said officers were stationed at the main arterial routes, between May 31 and June 3, conducting 4253 alcohol breath tests and making sure drivers were adhering to the road rules.

"As a result, one driver was charged for driving under the influence and their licence was automatically disqualified," he said.

If you look at the statistics, you can see it was a positive campaign.

Pinjarra Police Sergeant Neville Palmer

"Eight drivers were charged with having no authority to drive and three vehicles were seized.

"Two drivers were charged with speeding."

On a positive note, Sergeant Palmer said there were no drivers caught using their mobile or wearing no seatbelts.

Sergeant Palmer said the Mandurah District conducted the most random breath tests, compared to other metro police districts.

"If you look at the statistics, you can see it was a positive campaign," he said.

"But even though the campaign is finished, the police are still out there enforcing regulations and rules."