Drivers cook up recipe for trouble
WET ROADS and drunk drivers are a recipe for road disaster but Fraser Coast motorists continue to risk their own and other people’s lives.
Maryborough police were shocked at the weekend when driver after driver returned high alcohol readings.
One woman managed to drive from Hervey Bay to Maryborough before being pulled over by police on Walker Street – she had an alcohol concentration of .219.
Several members of the public called police after noticing her erratic driving on the busy road between the two cities.
“With a reading that high she could easily have crashed and killed someone,” Acting Senior Sergeant George Pope said.
“People with a reading over .15 are absolutely rotten drunk – if they were walking on the street they’d be charged with being drunk in public.
“It’s disappointing that people aren’t heeding the advice to not drink and drive.
“They’re putting themselves and others at risk on the roads.”
Seven motorists were caught drink-driving across the region over the weekend and all were of the age where they should know better, Act. Snr Sgt Pope said.
The drivers charged were between the ages of 40 and 52.
“It’s unbelievable and an unusually high number of drink-drivers,” Act. Snr Sgt Pope said.
All the alleged offenders were given notices to appear in the local courts.
over the limit
Friday 1pm: 52yo man, Bridge St Tiaro .232.
Friday 7pm: 42yo man, Iindah Rd Tinana .129
Saturday 10.30am: 49yo man, Lennox St Maryborough .151
Saturday 5pm: 50yo woman, Walker St Maryborough .219
Saturday 6pm: 50yo man, Thomas St Howard .202
Saturday 8pm: 40yo man, Sydney St Maryborough .176
Saturday 8pm: 43yo man, King St Maryborough .079