Beaudesert police started Operation Tango Hunter on Friday

SAFETY FIRST: Beaudesert police station's acting officer in charge Jon Kirkman has urged drivers to take responsibility behind the wheel. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
SAFETY FIRST: Beaudesert police station's acting officer in charge Jon Kirkman has urged drivers to take responsibility behind the wheel. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

AFTER a raft of serious traffic crashes across the region the past few weekends, police have started Operation Tango Hunter to target dangerous drivers.

Beaudesert's acting officer-in-charge Jon Kirkman said the joint operation ran from midday Friday to midnight on Sunday between Beaudesert, JImboomba, Browns Plains, Logan Central and Flagstone.

"We conducted 1040 random breath tests, identifying seven drink drivers as well as five drug drivers and 74 other traffic infringements," he said.

Senior Sergeant Kirkman said a number of people would be facing court including a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet and was also charged with drug driving, being unregistered and uninsured and in possession of drugs.

"Police will be out in force, especially over the school holidays," he said.

Senior Sergeant Kirkman urged anyone using local roads to take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others every time they get behind the wheel or handlebars.