Jarrod Bleijie talks tough laws.
Jarrod Bleijie talks tough laws. Cade Mooney

Bleijie says "old-style" tough laws could be back on agenda

ATTORNEY-General Jarrod Bleijie says the state government is not afraid to consider resurrecting tougher old laws in an effort to clamp down on certain offences, including drink-driving.

The Kawana MP has sparked a discussion on drink-driving law reform after a 35-year-old Maroochydore woman was last week allegedly caught driving with high range readings twice in 17 hours.

"We re not scared to look at former law reform issues," Mr Bleijie told local ABC radio.

"The government will look at former laws if we have particular issues.

"We're not apologetic in terms of going back in time to look at some of these laws that have change over the years because people have to take responsibility for their actions."

Mr Bleijie said while responsibility for drink-driving legislation came under the Transport Minister's jurisdiction, he wanted to put forward what he thought was best for his constituents.

The Maroochydore woman allegedly blew .241 on the Nicklin Way last Thursday and then .301 at Birtinya on Friday.

Mr Bleijie said if the allegations against her were true, it was "disgusting".

"I don't think anyone wants anyone on our roads ... with a blood-alcohol over the limit.

"The community gets to a stage where they're sick and tired of seeing this over and over again," Mr Bleijie said.



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