Seven caught drink driving

SEVEN motorists were caught driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend according to police, with the majority of offences taking place in the Hervey Bay area.

Police were yesterday reminding drivers to consider other motorists on the road, after the weekend road blitz found drivers were committing a wide range of offences.

Several motorists were caught speeding on Fraser Coast roads police said, with a number of vehicles clocking speeds between 13km and 20km over the limit.

Hervey Bay police officer Sergeant Peter Bennet said traffic operations were a key focus for officers in the district.

"It's disappointing to be detecting so many drink drivers, especially high-range drink-drivers," Sgt Bennet said.

"But it's not going to deter police from performing random breath tests.

"They can do them at any time or any place."

Sgt Bennet said police would also continue to focus on the fatal four - speeding, drink driving, fatigue and seatbelts.

Police were also reminding P-plate drivers to ensure their plates were displayed correctly at the front and back of the vehicle to avoid any unnecessary fines.



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