South Australia Police have announced that Random Breath Testing will recommence today with a major drink and drug driving operation to take place.
SAPOL’s RBT operations were temporarily suspended in March as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Mobile RBTs continued to be conducted throughout the suspension period.
The news comes as authorities lift dining restrictions to allow people to order alcohol with their meals from today.
Consultations with SA Health along with a backing from SA’s Chief Public Health Officer has allowed police to restart the breath testing.
The drink and drug driving operation comes after an operation earlier this week targeting drivers in school zones during pick up and drop off times.
The operation saw 114 drug tests and over 850 alcohol tests conducted, with several drivers found to be driving under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
Those who tested positive to drug tests included one person who was found to be driving under the influence of meth with children in the car.