Police and council crack down
WITH drug driving offences on the increase within the North Burnett, police are taking a zero tolerance approach to this behaviour.
Eidsvold Police Sergeant Chris James said drugs were not just a localised issue but something that posed a major threat in Australia.
“Drug driving is not just a localised issue and it will continue to be policed on a regular basis,” Sgt James said.
“Each individual has a choice whether or not to use illegal substances. People need to take ownership of their decisions and stop blaming it on others.”
Taking drugs affects the whole community and finding out ways to stop drug use is important, Sgt James said.
“The cost to the community is phenomenal. Its effects are tearing families apart financially and emotionally,” he said.
North Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt said he was supportive of emergency responses to counter drugs and alcohol.
“Drugs are an issue no matter where you may be. Like many issues it seems to ebb and flow with its visibility within the region,” Mr Pitt said.
“We’re very supportive of the police actions in regards to drug and drink driving.”