Drug and drink drivers busted

DRUG and drink drivers are continuing to put the Greater Bendigo community at risk.

Acting Sergeant Kevyn Hume-Cook said that since Wednesday Bendigo police had caught two drink drivers and seven drug drivers as part of the Highway Patrol's targeted procedures to catch drivers under the influence.

"We're using the intelligence that we're gathering on drug use and drug driving to help us identify potential offenders," Acting Sergeant Hume-Cook said.

He said it was especially disturbing that three of the drug drivers had been busted between 3pm and 4pm in the afternoon - the peak time for picking up children from school.

"It's just mind-boggling that people are still running the risk with drug driving when we've given it so much media attention," he said.

"Our guys are doing a good job in targeting the drivers," he said.

"We've got a number of operations planned for the next month specifically targeting drug drivers.

"We've got plenty of drug tests available to us to be doing roadside testing."

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