Driver charged with high end speed­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

EIDSVOLD po­lice have is­sued a re­minder to driv­ers to drive to the road con­di­tions af­ter a tourist was charged with a high end speed­ing of­fence.

The in­ci­dent took place be­tween Mundubbera and Eidsvold and in­volved a po­lice pur­suit with the driver speed­ing in ex­cess of 140km in a 100km zone.

The of­fence car­ries an im­me­di­ate six month li­cense sus­pen­sion and a $1100 fine.

Op­er­a­tion Cold Snap was in­tro­duced dur­ing th­ese school hol­i­days, which aims to deal with the Fa­tal Five.

Th­ese are dis­trac­tion, drink driv­ing, speed­ing, fail­ure to wear a seat­belt and driver fa­tigue.

Eidsvold po­lice Act­ing Sergeant Justin Sta­ples urged driv­ers to com­ply with the road rules and to not speed af­ter a few in­ci­dences from non-com­pli­ant driv­ers.

“Po­lice are crack­ing down on the Fa­tal Five th­ese school hol­i­days,” Sgt Sta­ples said.

“It is im­por­tant that driv­ers are aware and are fol­low­ing the road rules, there is a zero tol­er­ance for those who do not com­ply.

“We are out in force deal­ing with this be­hav­iour.”

Po­lice said the driver was au­to­mat­i­cally sus­pended from driv­ing for a min­i­mum of six months and fined.

❝ Po­lice are crack­ing down on the Fa­tal Five th­ese school hol­i­days.

— Sergeant Justin Sta­ples

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