Drink drivers on the rise
Police have said they have caught three drink drivers this week
MUNDUBBERA Police have said the number of drink drivers caught in the past week has been higher than normal.
“We have had three detected in one week,” Sergeant Daniel Clarke said.
“We usually have one a fortnight.
“Three in one week is a fair few.”
On January 11, police pulled over a Mundubbera man on Bouverie St, Mundubbera and the 21-year-old allegedly blew 0.087.
The man was also wanted on a warrant and was bailed to Gayndah Magistrates Court for alleged stealing and unlawful damage.
A 44-year-old Mundubbera man was found allegedly drink driving on January 13.
Police pulled the man over at 10.20pm on Strathdee St, where he allegedly blew 0.062.
On January 14, a 59-year-old Mundubbera man was charged with a high-range drink driving offence on Kennedy St at 8.45pm.
The man allegedly blew 0.156.
All three men were issued notices to appear in Gayndah Magistrates Court.
“Mundubbera police will continue to patrol our roads and highways in an effort to reduce the road toll and keep us all safe,” Sgt Clarke said.
“Just a few precautions and a little planning when you drink alcohol can help you ensure a safe journey.
“If you go over the legal limit the matter is automatically referred to the courts.
Sgt Clarke said people should give their car keys to a friend to stop them driving home after a night out.
“Arrange a lift with a designated driver and make sure you don’t sleep in your vehicle, you still could be liable for being in charge of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol,” he said.
“Count your drinks and remember how many you had and if you’ve had a big night you could still be over the limit the next day.
“The number of drink driving occurs the following day with most drivers unaware they are still over the legal limit.
“The only thing that can reduce your blood alcohol content is time.”