Lake Macquarie PD officers assisted by Lake Macquarie PD Traffic and Highway Patrol officers conducted a random drug / breath testing and traffic enforcement operation in Lake Macquarie.

As a result, 16 drivers were arrested with 14 of them testing positive to driving with illicit drugs in their systems .

One provisional licence holder was also charged with drink driving after attending a pub with mates for lunch.

Of those arrested, three were unlicensed, one was driving whilst suspended and one refused to submit to a road side drug test.

10 traffic infringement notices for varying traffic offences along with vehicle defect notices. We will continue to run these types of operations leading into the festive season and we would like to take the opportunity to remind drivers not to be silly during the silly season.