Hundreds pay in race blitz
RACERS were not the only ones tearing up city streets, with police issuing hundreds of infringement notices over the Townsville 400 weekend.
Road policing officers were out in force and issued 326 infringement notices, with more than half of those for speeding.
One overzealous revhead had to walk home when his car was impounded after he was caught doing a burnout. The worst offenders were drugdrivers, with police conducting 221 roadside tests and had 27 test positive, with most showing results for amphetamines.
Of the 1037 Roadside Breath Tests, only four drinkdrivers were caught, with the worst offender blowing three times the legal limit at .177.
Two disqualified drivers, seven unlicensed drivers and two drug possession charges were also part of the list.
But Townsville Road Policing Command’s Senior Sergeant Brendan White said generally drivers were well behaved. It was only a small proportion of the 152,000 who attended the event.
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