Calls from an MP to increase roadside drug testing in Victoria may have some getting hot under the collar, but there is evidence to support the demands. Credit TAC.

Geelong drug and alcohol testing fails

An article in the Geelong Advertiser has highlighted that police are calling for vigilance after a spate of roadside drug and alcohol testing positive results.

The article quotes Geelong Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Craig Stevens, who said that  police were conducting more random breath tests and drug tests than ever before. He added that five drug-affected drivers and five alcohol-affected drivers were nabbed last weekend during a  crackdown in partnership with Operation Summer Safe. In addition, police also caught 47 drug-affected drivers and 15 drink-drivers from drug and alcohol testing in the Geelong area during a 20-day crackdown on road safety that ended last Wednesday.

“We are testing more people on the roads than ever before and we want to remind drivers that they can be tested anywhere at any time,” Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Craig Stevens is quoted as saying in the article.

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A large number of people have been caught in roadside drug and alcohol testing around Geelong in recent times.

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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 Thomastown 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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