Drug and alcohol testing hits the back street in WA

Drug and alcohol abuse and misuse doesn’t discriminate, which is why drug and alcohol testing is for all ages, sexes and social statuses.

According to an article on the PerthNow website, WA drivers who use the back streets to avoid roadside drug and alcohol testing better watch out!

That’s because the WA Police are now using smaller, more manoeuvrable Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to help police catch impaired drivers. This will allow the WA Police to take their drug and alcohol testing virtually anywhere, even when the streets are narrow.

The article quotes Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts, who said the vans will offer more flexibility on where drug and alcohol testing is carried out in WA.

“Police will be better able to access back streets and rat runs where drink drivers may think they can get away,” she said. “And they will be more readily deployable to rural and regional roads.

“I hope people will heed the message and if you plan to drink, then make a plan to get home, that doesn’t involve driving yourself.”

NOTE: According to the article, more than 717 drivers have been caught drink driving and 522 have tested positive to illicit drugs since regular testing operations recommenced in WA on June 6. They were temporarily suspended during the peak of COVID-19.

By Michael

Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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