One woman has been charged with high-range drink driving in Tamworth while another driver has been caught double the speed limit during a four-day police operation.
Operation Ricko - a blitz targetting rural road trauma in the New England and Oxley Police districts - was conducted over the weekend between 7pm on Friday and 7pm on Monday.
A 32-year-old woman had her licence suspended for six months and she was given an on-the-spot fine of $2482.
Police claim she was detected travelling at 100km/h in a 50km/h residential street in Gunnedah.
A 46-year-old woman was arrested and charged with high-range drink driving. She was taken to Tamworth police station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.180 - more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.
She will appear at Tamworth Local Court on July 27.
And near Glen Innes, a 27-year-old woman from Kentucky was stopped on the New England Highway and was issued a notice to front court for driving whilst suspended.
As part of the operation, police conducted 1128 random breath tests, 45 random drug tests and issued almost 500 infringement notices throughout the operation.
The operation focused on backroads and small towns throughout the Western Region, police said.
Western Region Inspector Ben Macfarlane said this style of operation will be ongoing across the region.
"These operations have been ongoing in Western Region and we need to reinforce in motorists' minds that drink driving and speeding in smaller towns and remote areas is not okay," he said.
Highway patrol officers throughout Western Region will continue to target rural road trauma, with a view to conducting additional deployments to the region, Inspector Macfarlane said.