Hun­dreds pay in race blitz

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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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