No drink-driv­ers found af­ter hun­dreds pulled over on hol­i­days

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Philippe Coquerand

QUEENS­LAND Po­lice con­ducted com­bined op­er­a­tions across the North Burnett, car­ry­ing out hun­dreds of ran­dom road­side breath and drug tests.

Eidsvold Sergeant Chris James said more than 200 ran­dom breath tests were con­ducted, with no drink-driv­ers in sight.

Mean­while, around Gayn­dah, 480 road­side drink driv­ing tests were con­ducted with no one re­ported over the le­gal blood al­co­hol limit.

How­ever some neg­a­tives also came out of the po­lice op­er­a­tions, with traf­fic in­fringe­ment no­tices and drug re­lated of­fences.

NORTH Burnett po­lice were full of praise over the school hol­i­days with Op­er­a­tion Spring Break a suc­cess.

The op­er­a­tion in­volved Kin­garoy po­lice who helped com­mand­ing of­fi­cers in the North Burnett man­age driver be­hav­iour, in par­tic­u­lar fo­cussing on the Fatal Five.

Eidsvold Sergeant Chris James said more than 200 ran­dom breath tests were con­ducted with no drink driv­ers in sight.

“Over­all we were very im­pressed at the lack of of­fences detected in the Eidsvold di­vi­sion and po­lice en­cour­age driv­ers to con­tinue to pay at­ten­tion to the Fatal Five be­fore get­ting be­hind the wheel,” Sgt James said.

Po­lice con­tinue to em­pha­sise the im­por­tance of abid­ing by the road rules.

“Death mes­sages are never easy, par­tic­u­larly when it is due to an­other per­son’s neg­li­gence which re­sults in some­one else be­ing killed,” Sgt James said.

Mun­dub­bera po­lice pulled over 340 driv­ers over a two week pe­riod with no drink driv­ers recorded.

Sergeant Daniel Clarke said po­lice pres­ence would con­tinue to en­force driver safety.

“Mun­dub­bera po­lice will con­tinue to com­plete traf­fic en­force­ment fo­cussing on the Fatal Five with speed, seat­belt, dis­trac­tion, fa­tigue and drink driv­ing the main pri­or­ity,” Sgt Clarke said.

“Mun­dub­bera po­lice would like to thank the com­mu­nity dur­ing the spring pe­riod.”

The Mun­dub­bera driver re­viver site ran dur­ing the hol­i­days.

“I would like to thank the CWA, Darts club, Lions club, SES and vol­un­teers for giv­ing up their time to en­sure the Burnett High­way is safe,” Sgt Clarke said.

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