NSW Police Force

06/23/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/22/2024 19:22

Police target dangerous driving in the Botany Bay area - Operation Engage

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Police target dangerous driving in the Botany Bay area - Operation Engage

Sunday, 23 June 2024 11:11:11 AM

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St George Police have charged 12 people and issued over 100 infringement notices in an overnight operation in the Botany Bay area.

Officers attached to St George Police Area Command - with assistance from Sutherland Police Area Command, South Sydney Police Area Command and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - launched Operation Engage to target anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving across the Botany Bay foreshore.

The operation ran from 4pm yesterday (Saturday 22 June 2024) to 12am today (Sunday 23 June 2024), in multiple areas across the Botany Bay foreshore.

During the operation officers grounded and towed 16 vehicles for major defects, issued 27 minor defect notices and 101 infringement notices.

Police also arrested and charged 12 people for multiple offences including driving while unlicensed, driving while suspended and driving while disqualified.

Detective Superintendent Paul Dunstan, Commander of St George Police Area Command, said he encouraged people to enjoy their vehicles but warned drivers to be safe on roads.

"We want to encourage people to come out and enjoy their Saturday night along the foreshore, however we won't tolerate dangerous driving." Det Supt Dunstan said.

"In future we plan to run more operations across the foreshore to target any other drivers who still choose to put the public in danger."

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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