Moreton police campaign against drink and drug drivers

Police conducted 1299 random breath tests on Friday night with one person charged for drink driving and two drivers testing positive for drugs during a traffic operation in Redcliffe.

Moreton District police were joined by Brisbane based units including the Roadside Policing Units, Road Policing Taskforce and the Drug Detection Dog Unit in this operation targeting Fatal Five offences.

In addition to the positive drink and drug drivers, two were found in possession of drugs as well as seven traffic infringement notices issued for various offences.

Coordinator of the operation Acting Sergeant Nate Scott said although he was overall pleased with the statistics, just one person caught drink driving on our roads was one too many.

“Drivers must understand they have a responsibility not only for their own behaviour but for the safety of other people in the vehicle, other road users and pedestrians each time they operate a motor vehicle.”

“Overall, the vast majority of drivers tested during this operation were the responsible drivers we welcome on the roads,” Acting Sergeant Scott said.
“We would particularly like to thank these motorists for their patience during the operation, as we worked to keep the roads safe in the lead up to the busy Christmas phase.

“The traditional Christmas and New Year’s break is a peak time for traffic activity on our road networks and we can expect it will also be a busy time for police.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.


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