TWO men have lost their licences on the spot for drink driving and speeding amid the state's East weekend road blitz.
Double demerits and Operation Tortoise has been running since midnight on Thursday for the four-day long weekend but police have been disappointed with drivers who have disobeyed the rules.
The men are just two of several who felt the full force of the law over the Easter break as police hit the roads to enforce social distancing measures and double demerits.
A 60-year-old man has had his licence suspended and will have to front court in July for drink driving, accused of being almost five times the legal limit.
The man was stopped for a roadside breath test at 9.40pm on Easter Sunday on Glen Innes Road at Armidale.
He failed a roadside RBT and later allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.246 - almost five times the legal limit.
He's been charged with high-range PCA.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old Gunnedah man lost his licence on the spot after he was nabbed at more than 50km over the speed limit.
The man was detected on Good Friday by highway officers on a back road out of town at close to 150km per hour in a 100km an hour zone.
He had his licence suspended on the spot for six months and was fined $2400.
Operation Tortoise, including, double demerits, wraps up at midnight on Monday.