Five times over, traveling 159kmh

AT a time of year when the roads in and out of the Fraser Coast are bumper to bumper with school holiday traffic, a 41-year-old Torquay man has disgusted police by allegedly travelling at 159kmh – and almost five times the legal alcohol limit – along the Maryborough-Hervey Bay Road.

Sergeant Darryn Morris said officers intercepted the motorist in a 100kmh zone half way between Maryborough and Hervey Bay at 6.10pm on Saturday.

Not only was he allegedly travelling at almost 60kmh over the speed limit, but had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.229 per cent.

Sgt Morris said police were disappointed the Torquay man chose to “put himself and other people’s lives in jeopardy” at such a busy time of the year.

“How can police get the message across to people?

“It is just so disappointing to see this kind of behaviour yet again.”

Meanwhile, several other Fraser Coast residents were also issued with notices to appear in court for drink-driving at the weekend.

A 19-year-old Hervey Bay woman allegedly had a reading of 0.143 per cent when she was pulled over for speeding on Crown Street yesterday morning.

A 45-year-old Maryborough woman was allegedly driving with a BAC between 0.05 per cent and 0.150 per cent when she was intercepted at 1.20am yesterday on Tooley Street.

Sgt Morris said the drink-drivers were all given immediate licence suspensions.



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