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Police flag major road operation for QB long weekend

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A major police operation will be carried out around Ballarat for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Additional officers from Ballarat Highway Patrol, as well as resources from outside the area, will be deployed to monitor arterial roads around Ballarat.

Sergeant Dave Whitwell says police will be targeting drug and alcohol affected drivers, as well as fatigue.

"We want people to make sure they are well-rested, not impaired and that their vehicle and caravans are safe to go on the road," he said.