No fatalities on the road for the Central West this Easter

No fatalities on the road for the Central West this Easter

A Police Operation to target drivers speeding on western roads was well underway this Easter weekend, with more than 17,000 people breath tested across the region.

The operation resulted in more than 40 positive alcohol readings, and more than 300 drivers exceeding the speed limit, with one woman caught at a speed almost 50 km over the limit.

Senior Sargent Ben MacFarlane says “having extra police officers on the roads means that there is an excellent chance that culprits will be caught”.

Police say despite a few exceptions, most drivers are doing the right thing on the roads, with the region remaining fatality free this Easter season.

Meanwhile, NSW Police are investigating the death of a motorcyclist, who was found on a property near Dubbo on Sunday.

The 28 year old man was camping with a group of motor-cycle riders on a property at Minore Road, when he was found lying against a tree in bush land a few metres away from his bike.

Senior constable Tim Axtons from NSW Police, says they are in the process of further investigation.

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