Queensland Road Safety Week: Police catch 25 drink drivers in Logan

MORE than 500 Logan motorists didn’t get the Queensland Road Safety Week message.

PULL OVER: Police conducted road-side patrols on the Mount Lindesay Highway during Queensland Road Safety Week. Photo: Brian Williams

PULL OVER: Police conducted road-side patrols on the Mount Lindesay Highway during Queensland Road Safety Week. Photo: Brian Williams

Alarming Queensland Police Service figures revealed 515 infringements were issued in the Logan Police District between August 27 and 31.

Police charged 25 people with drink driving and 25 people with drug driving offences after conducting 11,500 roadside breath tests during Road Safety Week.

 A 31-year-old Cedar Grove woman, with a BAC of 0.217, was one of the first  to be charged with drink driving after being caught at the Cusack Lane roadside breath test site on Monday morning.

Road-side patrols were also conducted on the Mount Lindesay Highway in Jimboomba, Park Ridge and various sites.

Jimboomba police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh said 186 motorists were fined for speeding, eight people were caught not wearing a seatbelt and 14 drivers were detected using mobile phones.

Senior Sergeant Waugh said it was unfortunate that a minority of drivers were defeating the purpose of Road Safety Week.

“Road Safety Week was very positive when it came to the engagement we had with the public...we received wonderful feedback and a majority of people were doing the right thing,” he said.

“It is disappointing when you consider that 515 traffic infringements were issued and that people are committing life endangering activities by drink and drug driving.”

Senior Sergeant Waugh reminded motorists of the 116 people who died on Logan roads between 2010 and June 20, 2018 due to preventable circumstances.

This story Road Safety Week: Logan missed the memo first appeared on Jimboomba Times.

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