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Police swing into action with summer holiday traffic blitz

In 24 hours Gympie police issued 11 traffic infringement notices and conducted 146 random breath tests.
In 24 hours Gympie police issued 11 traffic infringement notices and conducted 146 random breath tests. john mccutcheon

GYMPIE police have swung into full force with extensive traffic patrols in the Gympie division.

Officer in charge of the Gympie station Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves says he wants the region to be fatality free this Christmas.

In the 24 hours to 9am on Wednesday, Gympie police issued 11 traffic infringement notices and conducted 146 random breath tests.

Senior Sergeant Reeves said there were seven infringement notices issued for speeding offences, two for failing to stop at stop signs, one for a defective vehicle and one for a registration offence.

He said the Gympie division still had not had a traffic accident reported since the start of the Target 0 Fatalities for Christmas campaign.

"This is a fantastic effort by road users," he said.

"To conduct 146 RBTs with no drink drivers reinforces that our message is getting across to the community."

Meanwhile, a woman was taken to Nambour hospital this week after a crash in the Imbil police division.

The car she was driving and a Ford Falcon collided on Mary Valley Hwy before hitting a tree.

Gympie Times

Topics:  christmas, crime, drink driving, fatality, gympie, police, traffic




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