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"Over the course of the long weekend, we breath tested 5550 people.  We also drug tested 182 people.  There were 5 drink drivers detected and 6 drug drivers detected."

Katie Woolf spoke with NT Police Commander Darwin Region Matt Hollamby.

When asked about the activity of drink and drug testing across the weekend, Matt Hollamby explained, "Over the course of the long weekend, we breath tested 5550 people.  We also drug tested 182 people.  There were 5 drink drivers detected and 6 drug drivers detected."

Topics Covered:

  • Break Ins 
  • Easter road Campaign coming to an end
  • Suspicious person – Darwin rural area

Press Release:

In local news, Northern Territory Police are urging parents and carers to educate their children about safety around strangers following recent reports of suspicious activity in the Darwin rural area.

Police have received reports that a man aged in his 50s driving a silver Ford Ranger utility has been following, photographing and approaching children.

Watch Commander Len Turner said, “Police are actively searching for this vehicle and the driver. We ask anyone who may have seen this vehicle or who has been approached to contact us on 131 444.”

Parents and carers are encouraged to remind children of the 3 R’s:

  • R – RECOGNISE danger
  • R – REACT by yelling out an running and running away
  • R – REPORT to a trusted adult

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Listen to the full chat here:

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