Shoalhaven Police’s operation targeting “hoonish” and unsafe behaviour on local roads has continued with three vehicles put off the road over the weekend due to defects.
About 7.50pm on Saturday, December 3 police were patrolling St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point as part of Operation Henson when they stopped a Holden Commodore sedan for a random breath test.
The vehicle was being driven by a 20-year-old male driver, with a safety compliance check revealing a number of 'defects' on the vehicle, including a bald tyre and modifications to the exhaust system.
The vehicle was issued a red (major) defect notice, which resulted in the vehicle not being able to be driven until the defects are rectified and it has passed a mechanical inspection.
The driver was issued with $293 in infringement notices for defective vehicle offences.
A short time later a provisional license holder was stopped in the Bay and Basin area.
The vehicle was found to be defective and was subsequently given a red defect notice.
The driver returned a positive indication to driving with an illicit drug in his blood.
He was arrested and taken to Nowra Police Station, where he was subjected to a further drug test.
The driver was also issued with a penalty notice for the defects found on the car.
On Sunday night (December 3) a vehicle was stopped in Illaroo Road, North Nowra, with officers finding a number of defects.
The car was also given with a red defect notice and the driver was issued with $623 in infringement notices for defective vehicle offences.