Hervey Bay police highlighting dangers of drink driving following 3 recent incidents

Hervey Bay police are highlighting the dangers of drink driving after three recent arrests of female drivers charged with high range drink driving, Queensland Police say.

Police from Hervey Bay last night arrested and charged a 40-year-old Kawungan woman with high range drink driving.

Police were called to the drive thru of a fast food restaurant on Boat Harbour Drive around 6.25pm (October 11) following reports from the public regarding a woman who had previously allegedly been drinking on the beach and was now driving around in her vehicle. Police attended the drive thru detaining the driver.

The woman is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 3 charged with drink driving after she allegedly returned a breath alcohol reading of 0.301 per cent. She was also charged with two counts of obstruct police.

Police will allege that around 3am on September 21 officers intercepted a car on Main Street, Pialba The female driver- a 55-year-old Torquay woman- was arrested and is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court today after she allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.266 per cent.

Police will further allege that on August 23 a vehicle was intercepted on Bideford Street, Torquay around 1.15pm. The female driver- a 55-year-old Torquay woman- was arrested and is due to appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on November 9 after she allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.344 per cent.

With drink driving not only a criminal offence but an acknowledge contributor to road deaths and injury traffic crashes police urge motorists to re-think getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

Further information in relation to road safety and the effects of alcohol on driving can be located at:

https://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/?gclid=CI_EqqL_088CFQuAvQod70YBcw

https://jointhedrive.qld.gov.au/drink-driving/factsheet

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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