Forty motorists were caught drink driving in Western NSW during a three-day police operation that targeted alcohol-impaired drivers across the state.
'Operation Drink Drive 2' began at 1am on Friday 1 November and ended on Sunday, 3 November.
During the three days, Western Region officers say they conducted 16,816 random breath tests and charged more than 40 people with drinking driving.
Not only that, police also handed out 31 Traffic Infringement Notices for restraint offences, four for mobile phones, 314 for speeding and 389 for other offences.
During the operation, Mudgee Highway Patrol officers were patrolling Market Street at about 10.35pm on Sunday 3 November when they stopped a Mitsubishi Triton for the purpose of a random breath test.
The man returned a positive roadside reading and was taken to Mudgee Police Station where he returned a mid-range reading of 0.109.
The man's licence was suspended, and he was charged with drive with middle range PCA - second offence to appear before Mudgee Local Court on Wednesday, 18 December.
Western Region Traffic Tactician, Inspector Ben Macfarlane, said it was disappointing to see the number of motorists caught driving under the influence.
It's not worth gambling with your life, the lives of others, or your licence for the sake of a few drinks.Inspector Ben Macfarlane
"Western Region recorded no fatalities or serious injuries during this year's drink drive operation which is a great result," Insp Macfarlane said.
"This saves families, partners and emergency workers from dealing with road trauma for a short time,"
"Police and our road safety partners can't do much more in terms of messaging about the dangers of drink driving; it's up to motorists, passengers, anyone who sees a driver either under the influence or about to get into a vehicle after drinking - say something. Report it,"
"Speeding, alcohol and drug use are some of the biggest killers on NSW roads, and with around three million breath tests completed each year the chances of being detected are high,"
"It's not worth gambling with your life, the lives of others, or your licence for the sake of a few drinks."