A ONE day blitz on Shepparton’s roads last Wednesday saw over 40 drivers nabbed for outstanding warrants, driving without a licence and other driving infringements.
The blitz was part of Operation Lemara and saw a collaboration of efforts between Shepparton Police and the Sheriffs Office in a bid to detect road users who were driving without licences, driving unregistered vehicles or any other traffic infringements. The operation also saw the Sheriffs Office reclaim payments for unpaid fines.
Local police issued 23 infringement notices in total, 12 for driving an unregistered motor car, four were for unlicensed driving, two for unrestrained children, one for driving while using a mobile phone and four were heavy vehicle offence notices.
Two people received summons to attend court, one for a driving matter and the other was for exceeding .05 and two notices of road worthies were also issued.
Results from the Sheriffs Office saw 23 people processed with 219 sheriff warrants executed, calculating to a total cost of $71,000.
Shepparton Police, Sergeant Matt Hunt said, “This was a joint operation between the Shepparton Police and the Sheriffs Office.
“We had the automated number plate recognition vehicle set up which notifies us of any offences to do with the vehicle.
“It was a massive success, particularly for the sheriffs and there will be future operations. We will completing them both day and night. We will just be popping up everywhere.”