Six drug drivers charged

A TWO day operation targeting the fatal four on the Bruce Highway has been successful, Gympie Police say.

Acting Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Andrew Holding said 4736 people were random breath tested during Operation St George Pearl which finished at midnight on Wednesday and saw a mobile drug testing unit in operation.

All up 16 people were charged, six were found to be drug driving (with cannabis and methylamphetamine the drugs of choice) and 10 were charged for other traffic offences including drink driving, driving unregistered vehicles and not displaying L-Plates.

Only one person was caught for drink driving.

“It was a very successful operation and will be run on a regular basis targeting the Bruce Highway to help address the road toll,” he said.

During the operation a B-Double prime mover was impounded and a truck driver charged with unlicensed driving.

Gympie Times


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