Drinking results in 10 arrests

A POLICE blitz on alcohol-related crime resulted in 10 arrests over the weekend.

As part of the statewide initiative Operation Unite, Shoalhaven police were highly visible in the Nowra CBD and villages, conducting breath tests, attending licensed premises, searching people and moving them along. 

Police conducted more than 700 breath tests and charged seven people with drink-driving.

At about 2am on Sunday a 21-year-old Nowra man was fined for performing a burn out in Nowra.

Police said the man had four passengers in his car at the time.

Just after midnight on Sunday police saw a 34-year-old Nowra man arguing with a motorist.

When they approached the man he became abusive and continued to use offensive language.

Police  issued him with a Court Attendance Notice.

At 2am on Sunday police were involved in a struggle with a 20-year-old Mollymook man outside the Marlin Hotel.

An officer was injured in the scuffle and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police subdued the man with capsicum spray and arrested him.

He was charged with offensive behaviour and assaulting and resisting police.

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