BUSTED: Dysart police catch three drink drivers in one night

DYSART police will increase their presence in the lead up to Christmas after three people were caught allegedly drink driving in one evening.

A 47-year-old Dysart woman was allegedly driving while nearly four times the legal limit on Friday, November 13.

Police intercepted a blue Ford Falcon sedan on Beardmore Crescent about 11.30pm after it was allegedly weaving in the lane and drove up the gutter.

The female driver, who appeared to be heavily impaired, returned a positive roadside breath test and later allegedly returned a blood-alcohol content (BAC) reading of .191, more than three times the legal limit.

Her licence was immediately suspended.

She will appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court on December 2 for the offence of driving under the influence of liquor.

Earlier that evening, police intercepted a white Toyota Hilux on Menzies St about 9pm, after it was allegedly weaving in the lane.

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A 40-year-old Hillcrest man, who was driving at the time, allegedly returned a positive reading and was taken to the Dysart Police Station where he returned a BAC reading of .159.

His licence was immediately suspended.

He will appear at the Mackay Magistrates Court on December 2, for the offence of driving under the influence of liquor.

About 9.55pm on the same day, a 39-year-old Dysart man was allegedly drink driving at Garnham Drive.

Police intercepted the silver Toyota Landcruiser wagon and the driver allegedly returned a positive roadside breath test.

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The man later allegedly returned a BAC reading of .072.

His licence was suspended for 24 hours and he was issued a notice to appear at Mackay Magistrates Court on December 2, for the offence of driving over the general but not over the middle alcohol limit.

Senior Constable Nick Schmidt said police were particularly concerned with the number of high range readings for alcohol.

“Drink driving is the most common factor associated with fatal traffic crashes,” he said.

“A quarter of all drivers and riders that die on our roads are over their relevant alcohol limit.

“Residents of Dysart can expect to see an increase in roadside breath tests being conducted in the lead up to Christmas.”


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