Few revellers nabbed as 2013 ushered in
QUEENSLAND police issued 12 notices to appear to residents throughout the central Queensland region for various offences as revellers ushered in 2013.
A man a police spokesman described as "heavily intoxicated" was arrested after he became aggressive towards officers responding to a car crash along Clermont St at 7am yesterday.
Emerald police were called to the accident scene.
They located the male driver a short distance away from the vehicle.
He was taken to the station where he refused to provide a breath specimen, for which he was charged.
He was also charged with high-range drink driving.
New Year's Eve saw three Emerald men nabbed by increased police patrols targeting the Fatal Five.
At noon on Monday, a man was intercepted on the Gregory Hwy near the Emerald Airport.
He returned a 0.081% blood alcohol reading.
Later at 10.30pm, a man driving along Campbell St was pulled over and recorded a 0.079% reading.
A third man was just 15 minutes shy of the new year when he was intercepted on Anakie St with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.084%.
Blackwater acting officer-in-charge Sergeant Alan Baker said three drivers were charged with drink driving offences during the Christmas and new year period.
Moranbah police issued a notice to appear to one resident for driving while disqualified.
Another resident was issued a notice to appear for unlawful possession of a dangerous drug.
A Clermont driver will front court after returning a positive blood alcohol concentration reading, and a Dysart resident was issued a notice to appear for driving under the influence of liquor and committing a public nuisance offence.