WITH only a handful of serious incidents, NSW Police have been able to praise most racegoers for their behaviour over the Bathurst 1000 event.
Operation Hoist commenced on Thursday, targeting anti-social behaviour and ensuring the safety of competitors, officials and more than 200,000 racegoers.
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Acting Western Region Commander, Assistant Commissioner Greg Moore said police were pleased with the overall crowd behaviour.
“The event is becoming more family-friendly each year, and it is great to see such a positive change in behaviour around the mountain,” he said.
“NSW Police have and will continue to work closely with Supercars to not only ensure the event is safe, but it is enjoyable for everyone who attends.”
In one of several incidents, police arrested a 36-year-old man at about 10.30am on Sunday after he allegedly yelled offensive language at a politician, who was speaking with members of the public.
A search of the man saw police locate drugs, believed to be cannabis and LSD.
He was taken to Bathurst Police Station where he was charged with offensive language and drug possession.
A 34-year-old Queensland man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice after allegedly assaulting two security guards on Saturday.
Just before 7pm, they approached the man, who was carrying a sign.
The man allegedly struck a female security guard in the head and face with the sign before elbowing the second security guard to the face.
Both security guards only suffered minor injuries.
The men involved in these two incidents were banned from the event and are due to appear at Bathurst Local Court on Monday, October 22.