Police say they are disappointed with the risky behaviour of road users in the lake Macquarie region during the weekend's wet and wild weather, with four people found to be drug-driving and a woman recording a blood-alcohol reading more than four times the legal limit.
Lake Macquarie police conducted a crackdown between 10am and 6pm on Sunday as part of Operation Towards Zero - aimed at reducing deaths and injuries on the road by targeting high risk behaviour.
Police said on Monday that 100 random breath tests were conducted during the operation, with one woman returning a reading of 0.226.
Two people were charged with possession of a prohibited drug and four drivers tested positive to drug driving.
Lake Macquarie Police District commander Superintendent Danny Sullivan said he was appalled that people continued to drive under the influence of drugs and alcohol - particularly in such dangerous road conditions.
"Yesterday, some areas of Lake Macquarie received upwards of 80mm of rainfall within a day, coming off the back of a very wet 48-hour period for the NSW east coast," he said.
"It's extremely concerning to me that people would get behind the wheel of a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, when the surrounding conditions were so dangerous to all road users.
"Drink and drug driving is unacceptable at any time, however, on a day where we were continuing to urge road users to slow down, stay safe and even to stay off the roads where possible - this kind of behaviour is reckless and irresponsible."
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