Man caught drink driving with 0.26% in system

Drink drivers are on the roads this Easter break.
Drink drivers are on the roads this Easter break. FILE Photo

DRINK driving continues to be a focus of the Easter Road Safety Campaign with more than 12,300 drivers tested with 70 detected during day two of the campaign.

A 38-year-old Gordon Park man was issued with a notice to appear and had his licence immediately suspended in relation to returning an alleged BAC of 0.26%, the highest reading of this year's Easter Road Safety Campaign. Two other drivers were also recorded with B.A.C.'s of over 0.2 per cent yesterday.

More than 3,350 drivers were detected speeding yesterday similar to the figures on day one of the Easter Road Safety Campaign, with one driver recorded travelling at more than double the permissible speed after being detected driving at 123km/hour in a 60km/hour zone on Finucane Road, Capalaba yesterday.


Day two of the Easter campaign statistics.
Day two of the Easter campaign statistics.



Forty-five drivers returned positive results for driving under the influence of drugs on day two.

Police will be out in force over the Easter holiday period as officers target drivers ignoring the Fatal Five - speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, not wearing a seatbelt, inattention and fatigue.

The five-day operation will run from Thursday March 24 to midnight March 28.

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