Police crack down on dangerous road behaviour

IN OUR SIGHTS: Police acting sergeant Paul Griffiths – from the highway patrol section – warns motorists who flout the law will be detected. The veteran police officer is standing on the Riddoch Highway, which will be targeted by police from Keith to the Blue Lake city after a horror spate of fatalities. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

LIMESTONE Coast police will crack down on motorists flouting the law along the Riddoch Highway amid a horror spate of fatalities and serious road crashes this year.

There have been six fatalities and more than five people suffering serious injuries in crashes along the highway since January.

With “very high” drug driving detection rates as well as a spate of drink driving offences over the weekend, police have issued a renewed warning to all motorists.

The warning follows another serious crash on the Riddoch Highway near Tarpeena on Sunday morning, with a 25-year-old Mount Gambier man escaping with his life.

It is understood the driver –


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