Drivers warned they can be charged even if not drink-driving
GYMPIE police have warned drivers they can be charged with "being in charge of a vehicle" with an illegal blood-alcohol concentration even if they are not driving it, after a driver was found standing near his car with the keys in his hand in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Officer-in-charge Snr Sgt Graeme Reeves said police received some complaints about how a car was parked at the Nationwide Hotel about 4.30am.
They arrived to find the man standing next to the vehicle holding his keys.
His alcohol concentration was .166%, Snr Sgt Reeves said.