POLICE CRACK DOWN ON “DANGEROUS BEHAVIOUR” ON WATERWAYS

The safety of boaties and beachgoers was at the centre of a weekend police operation in the Northern Rivers.

Operation Banshee cracked down on alcohol and drug-related crime, as well as anti-social behaviour along the region’s coastline.

Samantha Poate reports.

Almost 90 vessels were stopped as part of the multi-agency operation, which involved local police, Maritime NSW and the Department of Primary Industries.

On the sand, officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol command breath tested 60 motorists, including a 24-year-old woman on Airforce Beach at Evans Head who returned a reading of 0.018.

She’s due in Ballina Local Court next month.

A number of other infringement notices were issued for offences including unregistered vehicles and unrestrained children.

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Samantha Poate is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle. After completing a BA in Communication and Journalism at Charles Sturt University in 2016, Samantha moved to Northern New South Wales where she worked for News Corp. Samantha joined the NBN News team in 2018, working as a journalist in the Lismore Bureau.