Highway Patrol, police issue mass of fines, infringements and charges in Boggabilla operation

A mass of infringements, charges, and fines have been dished out by police in a three-day crack-down in Boggabilla, with police saying their hard-nosed approach is set to continue.

Between Wednesday and Friday last week, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers from Moree were deployed out to the area to help out general duties officers attached to the Boggabilla Police Station.

The move came in response to "numerous complaints from the community", and resulted in well over 50 hits for drivers breaking the road rules and those caught with drugs.

Four charges were laid for driving while disqualified, fatigue-related breaches and drug offences - with a number of prohibited drugs seized by police.

A total of 44 infringements and three defect notices were also issued.

Further deployments will occur to assist with reducing traffic and criminal offences occurring in and around the Boggabilla township.

In one instance, police detected someone travelling at 130km/h in a signposted 100km/h back road near Boggabilla.

The man was issued with an infringement notice for $494 and with a further penalty of four demerit points.

Another motorist was detected travelling at 84km/h on Merriwa Street Boggabilla - a signposted 50km/h speed zone.

He was issued with an infringement notice for $944 and incurring five demerit points. His licence will be suspended for three months.

During the operation, two cars were also stopped and found to have children unrestrained.

Police found three unrestrained children in one vehicle, and one unrestrained child in the second.

These drivers were issued infringement notices, one driver with a penalty of over $1000 and nine demerit points.

"Further deployments will occur to assist with reducing traffic and criminal offences occurring in and around the Boggabilla township," a Highway Patrol statement explained.

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