100 fined in long-weekend blitz

A MASSIVE traffic blitz was conducted by police on Gympie roads over the long weekend.

Officers on general duties joined forces with traffic police to perform nearly 600 random breath tests in the three days.

The result was "pretty good" in relation to relation to drink driving offences, with only five people being charged for driving over the .05% blood alcohol content limit with all BAC readings at the lower end of the scale.

Nearly 100 fines were handed out for a variety of offences including speeding, failing to display learner and provisional plates, defective vehicles and using a mobile phone while driving.

The officer in charge of Gympie police, Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves said 15 offenders were arrested on 16 charges for traffic and behavioural offences.

These included one arrest for evading police, another for wilful damage, one for breach of parole, three unlicenced drivers, one public nuisance and a serious charge of going armed to cause fear.

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