North West Metropolitan Region
Police Target Errant And Disqualified Drivers In Operation Goodstate
Police from the North West Metropolitan Region have targeted disqualified and unlicensed drivers in several major centres throughout the region and charged more than a dozen people.
Operation Goodstate was an intelligence driven operation specifically targeting disqualified and unlicensed drivers.
Local Area Commands across the North West Metropolitan Region used unmarked Police vehicles to detect offenders.
The operation ran from the early hours of Wednesday, 16 December and saw officers commence legal proceeding against 17 motorists.
Drivers were detected within the Quakers Hill, Parramatta, Penrith and Mount Druitt Local Area Commands.
Three drivers were detected driving whilst their licences were suspended or disqualified.
Police will allege that one man stopped in Parramatta was a member of a notorious organised criminal network.
As well as being a disqualified driver, police also charged the man with several other offences including assault Police.
Five people were detected and issued infringement notices for driving without a licence.
Nine other people were also issued infringements for other licence offences.
Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford Commander of the North West Metropolitan Region said unlicensed and disqualified drivers would continue to be targeted by his officers.
“By law motorists are required to have a valid licence and must only drive the category of vehicle for which they have qualified. A driver’s licence is a privilege and not a right!”Assistant Commissioner Denis Clifford said.
“Anyone with information about disqualified or unlicensed drivers who continue to use our roads should contact their local Police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
“I will continue to ensure officers within this region target drivers who should not be on the road and pose a danger to all other road users.” Assistant Commissioner Clifford said.