Festive fools blitzed by police

IT’S not festive, it’s foolish and it could cause a tragedy.

Three of 11 charges Gympie police laid on Friday night were for drink driving with another three drink drivers charged on Saturday night.

As Operation Unite, a two-day blitz on alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour, concluded, Acting Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Mick Curran said the public should expect the crackdown to continue over the Christmas period.

“It’s disappointing to find anyone drink driving,” Sgt Curran said, adding there was a very real possibility that drink driving could end in tragedy.

In the Gympie region on Friday night three people were arrested and five were issued with notices to appear on a total of 11 charges relating to public nuisance offences and drink driving.

On Saturday night, Sgt Curran said three people were arrested and seven notices to appear were handed out in relation to 12 charges that included drink-drivers and public nuisance offences.

Within the North Coast region, which takes in Bundaberg, Gympie, Maryborough, Maroochydore and Redcliffe, Operation Unite saw 2771 RBTs with 51 drink drivers charged.

Gympie Times


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