Police have caught drivers breaking the law and attended serious crashes at the start of Easter traffic operations in NSW and Victoria.
Officers in the Albury-Wodonga region launched safety blitzes on Thursday morning in a bid to prevent road trauma over the holiday period.
A heavy vehicle driver was caught in Wangaratta only hours into Operation Nexus.
The 42-year-old man was intercepted for a routine check on the Hume Freeway about 8am on Thursday.
A roadside breath test was conducted, which showed the presence of alcohol.
The man was further tested at the Wangaratta Police Station, which returned a low reading.
Heavy vehicle drivers have a zero-alcohol limit.
The driver told police he drank alcohol the night before, and he received an infringement notice.
Officers responded to a crash on the Snow Road at Markwood a short time later.
A Toyota Prado towing a caravan rolled after the vehicle left the bitumen and travelled onto the gravel shoulder about 10am.
The driver lost control, causing the four-wheel-drive and caravan to roll.
A woman in her 70s, who was driving, was taken to hospital for observations.
She suffered minor injuries.
A man in his 70s was unhurt.
The pair, who live in Gisborne, were in the region for the Easter period.
Sergeant Brian McCormick said a lack of towing experience was the likely cause.
"People should always pay attention, but even more so with the large volume of traffic on the roads and with people driving on unfamiliar roads," he said.
"Give yourself every opportunity to avoid an accident that may occur.
"Police are out in force checking for drink and drug impaired drivers and for other offences."
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He said it was lucky the pair weren't badly hurt.
Albury officers have also been out in force conducting breath tests.
A woman lost her licence in Albury on Thursday.
The 54-year-old probationary driver was tested on David Street about 11.15am.
She returned a positive reading before blowing .037 at the Albury Police Station.
Her licence had a zero-alcohol condition.
Sergeant Steve Schausinger said she was issued an infringement for special range drink driving.
"Her licence was suspended for six months," he said.
Acting Inspector Scott Trewhella said double demerit points were being enforced in NSW.
"We'll be focusing on everything from drug and alcohol affected driving to speed, fatigue and distraction offences including mobile phones," he said, adding that police wanted to see people arrive home safely.
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