Drivers don't get message
MOTORISTS are not getting the message about drink-driving according to the latest police figures, with 55 drivers caught in the Fraser Coast region throughout January.
Sergeant Tony McCarthy from the Maryborough district traffic branch said it was particularly disappointing that two drivers were caught under the influence in Hervey Bay on Wednesday morning last week, as thousands of children returned to school for the year.
One of the drivers blew .16 and the other .107.
“People continue to drink and drive and it’s just ridiculous,” Sgt McCarthy said.
“With all the information we put out about drink-driving ... people should learn from other people’s experiences as well.
“Livelihoods are affected by it.”
Those caught drink-driving will face the region’s magistrates in court, as will more than 70 drivers busted in January for driving while unlicensed or disqualified from driving.