POLICE say drivers in the Moree area continue to ignore drink-driving messages, after five more arrests at the weekend.
It follows last week's spate of drink-driving incidents, where several people were caught driving under the influence, including a mother travelling with her young son near Wee Waa.
Police say the message is clear: "Drink and drive you will get caught."
Last Friday night, police charged two drivers one each in Wee Waa and Moree.
About 8pm, a 63-year-old man recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.145 and was charged with driving with a middle-range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA).
Shortly after midnight, a 42-year-old learner driver recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.108.
The local man had his licence suspended on the spot and was charged with driving with a middle-range PCA and learner not accompanied by driver, after it was found his passenger was unlicensed.
Three more drivers were caught drink-driving on Sunday.
A 21-year-old Garah man provided a positive roadside reading of 0.143 after he almost reversed into a marked police car; a 32-year-old man gave a reading of 0.094 after police stopped the car he was driving near Collins Park, Narrabri, at 1.05am; and a 20-year-old man was stopped along Tibbereena St in Narrabri at 1.48am where he gave a reading of 0.136.
All of the charged drivers will appear in court in the coming weeks.
Despite a heavy focus on recent charges and warnings from police over the past week, motorists continue to break the law and get caught.
Barwon LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Gavin Rattenbury said drink-driving was a menace on the road and had a range of consequences.
"Including loss of licence, unemployment, huge fines and, at worst, injury and death to the driver, their passenger or innocent motorists," he said.