Texas Police have layed several charges following the annual race day.
Texas Police have layed several charges following the annual race day.

Round up: Police target drug and alcohol offences at race day

DRINK, drug and unlicensed drivers were targeted by police as the population of Texas swelled for the annual race day on Saturday.

Held at the Texas Jockey Club, police say trackside revellers were mostly well-behaved.

“Police would like to thank the organisers, community and patrons for a good event with minimal incidents,” Sergeant Greg Finucane said.

“Police had assistance from neighbouring divisional police and Road Policing Units for the event.

“There were in excess of 80 drivers drug tested, and 370 roadside breath tests conducted.”

In total, there were seven liquor infringement notices issued for various offences including under age drinking, drinking in a public place, resist eviction and a minor falsely representing themselves as over 18-years-old.

Twelve infringements notices were issued for speeding, as well as six persons allegedly driving a vehicle with a prohibited substance present in their system, two persons allegedly driving over the legal alcohol limit, two persons allegedly driving unlicensed and one person allegedly driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

“Two persons were also allegedly in possession of drug utensils used in connection with dangerous drugs,” Sergeant Finucane said.

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