QPS results during Easter Break 2017

MOUNT Isa police did 141 roadside breath tests and caught two drink drivers during the Easter break.

One of the drink drivers was more than five times the legal limit with a reading 0.272, said Mount Isa Police Station’s officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Renee Hanrahan.

The other drink driver had a reading of 0.076.

Police in the Mount Isa division had gave three traffic infringement notices, caught five disqualified and unlicensed drivers on the road, and charged a person with one life endangering offence.

WATCHING CAREFULLY: Mount Isa Police Station's officer-in-charge Renee Hanrahan said police increased presence on the Barkly Highway over the Easter break. Photo: Chris Burns.

WATCHING CAREFULLY: Mount Isa Police Station's officer-in-charge Renee Hanrahan said police increased presence on the Barkly Highway over the Easter break. Photo: Chris Burns.

The QPS caught 286 drink drivers among the 63,296 random breath tests they have performed across Queensland. 

They have also made 192 positive results from the 1124 drug driving tests they have performed on motorists. 

There were 19,433 speeding offences in total across Queensland. Two fatalities were caused south of Maryborough.

There had been 150 mobile phone offences recorded. 

161 people were caught not wearing a seatbelt.

Mount Isa Police Station’s officer-in-charge, Senior Sergeant Renee Hanrahan, said QPS had targeted the ‘fatal five’ traffic offences during the Easter break. 

These offences are drink and drug driving, fatigue, inattention, speeding, and not using a seatbelt. 

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