Latest News

Police continue campaign against drink and drug drivers

police blitz

Police conducted 5,225 random breath tests on Friday and Saturday night with 11 people being charged for drink driving including three high range drink drivers and 13 drivers testing positive for drugs during a traffic operation in the Maroochydore CBD.

Maroochydore police were joined by Brisbane based units including the Roadside Drug Testing Unit, Road Policing Taskforce and the Drug Detection Dog Unit in this large scale operation targeting Fatal Five offences.

In addition to the positive drink and drug drivers, four drivers were unlicensed, three vehicles was unregistered, 17 charges were laid against several offenders for a variety of criminal matters and 17 traffic infringement notices were issued for various offences.

Coordinator of the operation Acting Sergeant Rob Gwillim said police have again seen motorists endangering the lives of innocent pedestrians and other road users.

“Drivers must understand they have a responsibility not only for their own behaviour but for the safety of other people in the vehicle, other road users and pedestrians every time they operate a motor vehicle,” Acting Sergeant Gwillim said.

Image supplied.

You may also like...

Sunkids Bli Bli Open Day

Sunkids Bli Bli Open Day

25 March 10-1pm Open day of Sunkids Bli Bli. Petting zoo, face painting and live preformer Brett Campbell.  Meet our educators and tour through...

Man killed at recycling centre

Man killed at recycling centre

Workplace health and safety officers are investigating a fatal accident at a recycling plant on the Sunshine Coast. It's believed a man was working...

US girl allegedly raped on Facebook Live

US girl allegedly raped on Facebook Live

A 15-year-old Chicago girl was allegedly gang-raped while the attack was streamed live on Facebook.None of the roughly 40 people who watched the live...

US girl allegedly raped on Facebook Live

US girl allegedly raped on Facebook Live

A 15-year-old Chicago girl was allegedly gang-raped while the attack was streamed live on Facebook. None of the roughly 40 people who watched the...