Police have urged motorists to drive safely and remember that double demerits are in place for 11 days over the festive period
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Double demerits will be in force from December 24, 2020 to January 3, 2021 inclusive as part of a road safety campaign to encourage safe driver behaviour on the roads.
Sergeant Al John and the officers at the Oberon police station wished everyone a very safe Christmas and a happy New Year.
"The past year has been an interesting one to say the least and has been very difficult for a lot of people and businesses in our communities," Sergeant John said.
"With the Christmas and New Year period upon us, I'd like to remind everyone of a couple of important messages.
"Firstly, please don't drink and drive or take drugs and drive. There is absolutely no need to and it is totally unacceptable.
"Secondly, unfortunately this time of year sees a rise in domestic violence related incidents and we are committed to doing what we can to address domestic abuse, and along with other agencies we are working to put a stop to it.
Sergeant John urged people to take care of each other during the Christmas and New Year periods
"Be aware that not everyone has family to celebrate Christmas with and make the effort to check on friends and neighbours to make sure they're doing OK," he said.
"I'd like to thank all the community for your support.
"I've met a lot of wonderful people over the last 12 months including local residents, business owners and farmers who have been very welcoming and supportive of the local police and it's fantastic to see such a strong and proud community spirit in the Oberon district."
A 36 year old driver's licence was suspended after he was stopped for a roadside breath test on Albion St on Saturday.
Police said the driver returned a positive result during the test.
During the stop police also checked on hunting dogs that belonged to the driver and a male passenger, finding that only one dog was microchipped and registered. Five other dogs were not registered.
The driver was issued with a court attendance notice to appear at Oberon Local Court and his licence was suspend.
Police also advised the driver he would face $915 in infringement notices for his unregistered dogs.
They said the male passenger would face $1095 in infringement notices.
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