Moranbah Police have slammed drink drivers for risking the lives of others with potentially ‘tragic consequences’
Moranbah Police have slammed drink drivers for risking the lives of others with potentially ‘tragic consequences’

Police slam drink drivers for risking lives

MORANBAH Police have hit out at heavily intoxicated drivers for putting other road users at risk.

This comes after officers nab a number of drink drivers including a 48 year old Slade Point man, who was allegedly more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit.

Police allege they stopped the driver at 12.47am Friday while patrolling Moranbah Access Road.

Senior Sergeant Adam Dyer said the man was taken back to the Moranbah Police Station's Breath Analysing Section for further tests after allegedly providing a positive blood alcohol reading.

"A further test was conducted and the man allegedly provided a positive reading of 0.135 per cent blood alcohol concentration," Snr Sgt Dyer said.

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Barely 10 minutes later at 1am, Moranbah police stopped a 33 year old Maleny man at Meninga Crescent for a roadside breath test.

Snr Sgt Dyer said it was alleged the man provided a positive result and was also taken back to the Moranbah Police Station for further testing where he returned a reading of 0.076.

Both of their driver's licences were suspended and they are due to face Moranbah Magistrate Court on July 7 and 30 respectively.

Snr Sgt Dyer said Moranbah Police wanted to remind drivers that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could have "tragic consequences".

"It is really disappointing that someone would take the risk of driving while so heavily intoxicated as doing so places themselves and other road users at serious risk," he said.

"Don't take the chance."

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He said officers would proactively police Moranbah's roads "conducting RBTs anytime, anywhere."

"Many alternatives exist for motorists to avoid drink driving - planning to drink means planning not to drive."

To report information, contact Policelink including 24 hours per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers via crimestoppersqld.com.au


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