Operation Ginger targets vehicles on waterfront

Police set up for Operation Ginger 10.
Police set up for Operation Ginger 10. David Stuart

ON THE weekend Bribie Island Police conducted Operation Ginger 10, which was a two day activity targeting drug driving, marine safety and defective vehicles.

Although Bribie Island has a smaller police station, assistance from other stations and agencies is always available, and officers were provided support from the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Service, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Queensland Transport, together with staff from Road Policing and the Roadside Drug Testing Unit, for both Saturday and Sunday. 

Senior Sergeant David Crawford-Raby said his officers and himself were appreciative of the assistance provided to the station by these agencies and sections of the QPS.

"I look forward to conducting more operations of this type in future."

539 drivers were breath tested, however no drink drivers were detected on either day, which was very pleasing to see.  It was however unfortunate that three drug drivers were detected, and further charges are currently pending on those matters. Drug driving is a serious and dangerous matter, and activities involving the drug testing unit have been planned for coming months.

38 defective vehicle correction notices were issued, mainly for modified 4WD vehicles, together with 30 traffic infringements including several for driving unregistered vehicles and driving defective vehicles. 13 marine infringements were also issued, for offences including failing to have appropriate safety equipment.

Topics:  drugs operation police vehicles

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