HAMILTON police are “disgusted” with the behaviour of motorists following Friday’s fatal accident in Hamilton.
Hamilton region police intercepted five drivers over Friday and Saturday, who returned positive blood alcohol readings.
Hamilton Highway Patrol’s Sergeant Scott Williams said yesterday it was “mind-boggling” to try and grasp what was going through people’s heads, to blatantly drink-drive.
“We’ve had two serious accidents in the last couple of weeks and still this reckless behaviour happens,” Sgt Williams said.
“It’s just mind-boggling to me what these people are thinking.
“We put the message out through the media and Victoria Police about drink-driving and it still continues to happen.
“We have good relations with The Spectator, and some of our articles are thought-provoking and we do that on purpose to try and get the message across.
“It’s a disgrace; it doesn’t make any sense at all; what is it going take for people to learn?
“What happens if they kill someone – it’s straight to jail.”
He said extra police would be out in force over coming weeks and there would be no second chances for driving offenders.
“If what happened over Friday and Saturday is going to be the norm then we won’t be issuing penalty notices, we will put them up in front of the court and name and shame them,” Sgt Williams said.
“It’s just a bloody disgrace what’s happening.”
Full details in today’s Spectator.