Police op targets drink, drug-driving

SEVENTEEN drink-drivers and five drug affected people were caught behind the wheel during a weekend traffic operation on the Gold Coast.

Police carried out about 3000 random breath tests during Operation Palm Olive, which ran in the Palm Beach area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

A total of 17 people were busted drink-driving, including a 37-year-old man who returned a reading of 0.163 per cent at Burleigh Heads about 10pm on Saturday.

Five people also returned positive drug tests.

Three unlicensed drivers and one disqualified driver were also caught, while 41 tickets were issued for offences including speeding.

Acting Inspector Chris Ahearn said police would be stepping up patrols in the lead-up to Easter.

”These people are not only putting their own lives at risk but also the lives of their passengers and all road users.

”Traffic operations like these are aimed at saving lives and police will continue with these types of targeted saturated traffic enforcement in the lead up to the Easter break.”

Resource: http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2011/04/11/307201_crime-and-court-news.html


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