Schoolies booze bust sees 60 litres binned
SIXTY litres of Great Northern beer, Vodka Cruisers, rum, vodka and liqueur went in the bin on Saturday after the booze was found in the car of three under-aged boys.
The Townsville boys’ vehicle was searched at a traffic stop at Shute Harbour Rd as they were on their way into Airlie Beach Schoolies at about 3pm Saturday.
They were issued with $353 infringement notices and the alcohol was disposed of.
Meanwhile, on Sunday night a Mackay girl at Airlie Beach Schoolies was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.
A police spokesperson said it was alleged two 17-year-old Mackay girls who knew each other got into a fight at a Schoolies organised dance party.
One girl allegedly struck the other in the face at 8.30pm.
The alleged victim sustained swelling and bruising to her face but did not require transport to hospital.
The other girl is expected to appear in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on December 7.
Acting Senior Sergeant Nathan Blain said apart from those incidents, Airlie Beach Schoolies had been well-behaved.
He urged the high school leavers to continue their good behaviour for the rest of Schoolies week.
“I would hate to see that a silly mistake they make this week could affect them for the rest of their lives,” he said.
Airlie Beach Schoolies finishes tomorrow, Friday, November 27.