Police tested many motorists during the sprints.
Police tested many motorists during the sprints. Zizi Averill

Leyburn police happy motorists are getting the DD message

IF you went to the Historic Leyburn Sprints at the weekend and had a few drinks, there was a good chance you would have been tested for drink driving.

The good news is that to Sunday afternoon, there had been more than 500 random breath test and no positive readings.

Senior Constable Matt Swan, of Leyburn police, said police tested 434 motorists between Thursday and Saturday nights and there were no positive readings.

"I am thrilled motorists have grasped an understanding that with a heavy police presence on the roads, it is just not worth drink driving,” he said.

When he spoke to the Daily News on Sunday afternoon, Sen. Const. Swan said they had already tested 100 motorists during the day and had no positive readings.

"I am very happy with the behaviour by patrons at the sprints,” he said.



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