Po­lice happy with be­hav­iour

Whitsunday Times - - 2013 REEF FESTIVAL -

MORE than 10,000 peo­ple hit the streets of Air­lie Beach for the four-day an­nual Reef Fes­ti­val and Whit­sun­day Po­lice were ex­tremely pleased with the be­hav­iour of vis­i­tors and the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Barry Haran said the Reef Fes­ti­val was an ex­cel­lent fam­ily-fun event en­joyed by all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“We’ve never had such a big event so con­sid­er­ing the num­bers were up on years gone by, the com­mu­nity was very well be­haved and we were ex­tremely happy with how the event was run,” he said.

Whit­sun­day Po­lice made 12 ar­rests for street of­fences such as pub­lic nui­sance, dis­or­derly con­duct and pub­lic al­co­hol con­sump­tion.

Po­lice also con­ducted 361 road­side breath tests from Thurs­day to Sun­day, with only two re­turn­ing pos­i­tive re­sults for drink driv­ing.

Act­ing Se­nior Sergeant Haran said Whit­sun­day Po­lice would be crack­ing down on peo­ple us­ing mo­bile phones while driv­ing and would be im­pos­ing on the spot fines and loss of demerit points.

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