More than 8000 people were randomly breath tested.
More than 8000 people were randomly breath tested.

Police blitz continues

GYMPIE Police will be targeting road safety in the next few months, with long weekends meaning an increase in the number of vehicles on the road, according to the latest Gympie District Crime Bulletin.

During the last month, police across the Gympie district took more than 8000 random breath tests, with the highest breath alcohol concentration – 0.23 per cent – recorded in Gympie.

More than 660 traffic infringement notices were issued for life endangering offences during the period.

Offences included speeding, failing to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone while driving.

There were 14 disqualified and 53 unlicensed drivers caught by police during the period.

“Police are determined to improve the safety and welfare of all road users by maintaining high visibility on our roads,” the bulletin stated.

Gympie Times


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