Police pleased by driver behaviour in Young over long weekend

Young Police Inspector Jacob Reeves says he was "very pleased" with driver behaviour over the long weekend.

Young police breath tested 323 motorists during Operation Slow Down.

They issued two infringement notices for offences of crossing an unbroken centre line and travel too close to a vehicle in front to stop with safety.

Highway patrol across the Young sector issued 51 infringement notices and conducted 454 random breath tests.

"We are very pleased that there were no fatal or serious injury crashes on the roads in our sector and that everyone who started a journey on the roads in our area, or passed through our area, made it to their destination," Young Police Inspector Jacob Reeves said.

Meanwhile a 36-year-old man from Coalcliff has been charged with two counts of assault and wielding a knife a public place.

Police say he was drinking at a licensed premises in Boorowa about 4pm on Saturday when he allegedly became involved in an altercation with other patrons. The man was asked to leave and he did.

The other patrons followed the man and it is alleged he produced a knife and ran at them. The patrons ran away without suffering injury.

Police will allege the 36-year-old man returned to the licensed premises several hours later and saw a patron he earlier threatened, approached him and punched him to the back of the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

Police were contacted and attended. Police located the man in the rear yard of a house.

He was arrested, taken to Young Police Station and charged with the offences of common assault and wield knife in a public place.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Young Local Court on November 5.

A 29-year-old Victorian man was charged with drive licence suspended and exceed speed.

He was stopped by Young highway patrol about 1.37pm on Wednesday, October 9 on the Lachlan Valley Way, Boorowa.

He was allegedly detected travelling at a speed of 143km/h in a 100km/h zone.

He'll appear at Young Local Court at a later date.