Drivers caught in Easter rush

Speeding was the most commonly detected offence over the long weekend in Casey.

By Danielle Kutchel

Motorists in Casey were in a hurry to get to their Easter celebrations over the weekend, if the results of Operation Nexus are anything to go by.

Operation Nexus ran from 12.01am on Thursday 1 April until 11.59pm Monday 5 April, and during that time Victoria Police handed out 87 infringements for speeding offences in the Casey police service area.

A total of 19 unregistered vehicles were picked up over the long weekend too, and police found one disqualified driver and two unlicensed drivers.

One vehicle was impounded.

Seven drivers in the Casey area were under the influence – five from alcohol, and two from drugs.

Six drivers were caught disobeying signals and signs, and police found one seatbelt offence along with three motorists using their phones while driving.

But cyclists came out on top over the long weekend, with no cyclist offences detected.