Drunk bike rider hits police car
AN ALLEGEDLY drunk bike rider who swerved to avoid hitting the open door of a police car lost control and ended up on the bonnet instead.
The 57-year-old Torquay man's attempts to evade police attention backfired when his bicycle collided with the front mud guard and he was propelled onto the bonnet of the stationary vehicle.
He had been riding along Boat Harbour Drive, near Ann St, at Torquay, when the incident occurred about 7.15pm on Saturday.
Speaking with the cyclist, police noticed that his speech was slurred and his eyes bloodshot.
The mishap led to a charge of riding a bike under the influence of alcohol.
The man returned a breath-test result of .151% and will face court for the offence.
Hervey Bay police also arrested a number of drink-drivers over the weekend, including two people who were caught over the limit the morning after they'd been drinking.
A 52-year-old Urangan man was caught with a BAC of .073% about 9.50am yesterday.
He was picked up on Elizabeth St at Urangan and told police he had a "big night" on Saturday.
Another driver, who was intercepted about 8am on Saturday, also told police he had been drinking the previous night.
The 61-year-old Pialba man was pinched at an RBT site on the Esplanade.
He blew .054%, but told the officers he hadn't had a drink since 7.30pm the previous evening.
Police say this should serve as a warning to all drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel after a night of consuming alcohol.