Drug tests neg­a­tive

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

ROAD­SIDE drug testing units stopped 18 ve­hi­cles in Mun­dub­bera but found Easter driv­ers were on their best be­hav­iour.

Po­lice per­formed six ran­dom drug tests and 12 ran­dom al­co­hol tests for nil pos­i­tive out­comes.

Lo­cal po­lice from Eidsvold and Mun­dub­bera joined with the spe­cial Drug Testing Unit to as­sist with the ac­tion.

This was part of an op­er­a­tion tar­get­ing the Fa­tal Five and gen­eral safety by po­lice over the Easter break, which will con­tinue un­til school starts again.

Sergeant Shaughan Lan­ham, of Mun­dub­bera Po­lice, said the re­cent road­side drug testing in town was a pos­i­tive for the com­mu­nity, with no one testing pos­i­tive to drugs or al­co­hol.

“Crews would be back in the area unan­nounced at any time,” Sgt Lan­ham said.

“The abil­ity to test peo­ple on the spot is just an­other mea­sure we can take to pro­tect the public and stop some­one who would do the wrong thing.”

Se­nior Constable Cam Mosley said it was good for the drug testing unit to make stops in towns unan­nounced.

“The unit will be stop­ping in more of­ten at a mo­ment’s no­tice,” Snr Cnst Mosley said.

“It will be good to have this fa­cil­ity in town to as­sist us with our job.”

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

TAK­ING AC­TION: The po­lice drug unit and two sup­port po­lice ve­hi­cles on the job in Mun­dub­bera on Easter Mon­day.

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