Police catch drink-drivers at Xmas

BLOODY idiots, including a hoon who crashed his car through a fence, were out in force in Hervey Bay over Christmas and Boxing Day.

But so were police, and despite their repeated warnings in the lead up to the silly season, found themselves dealing with numerous traffic incidents at the weekend.

Senior Constable Bob Groves said there were four car crashes, four drink drivers and two incidents of dangerous driving.

He said the highest blood alcohol reading was that of a 24-year-old woman who was caught more than three times the legal limit on Boat Harbour Drive on Saturday night.

She was issued with a notice to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court where police will allege she had a reading of 0.159 per cent.

Another three residents will also front court for drink driving after being caught earlier that night with readings of 0.108 per cent and 0.06 per cent.

Snr Const. Groves said a young man was charged with driving without due care and attention after he lost control of his car while spinning his wheels on King Street, mounted the gutter and slammed through a fence.

Police were also on the lookout for the driver of a red Commodore who was reported to be “cutting up” at a round-a-bout at the intersection of Old Maryborough Road and Boat Harbour Drive on Boxing Day.

If caught, the driver would be charged with dangerous driving and evading police.

Meanwhile, aside from a couple of minor prangs, Maryborough police reported an incident-free weekend in terms of traffic incidents.



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