Logan Police reduce road trauma with roadside operation targeting drink drivers

Logan Police have intercepted more than 375 drivers during an overnight traffic operation as part of ongoing road safety strategies for locally run Operation Own It.

From 4.30pm until 10.30pm on Friday, July 16, an operation targeting drink driving was held in Waterford involving 25 officers.

Throughout the operation, a total of:

  • 375 roadside breath tests (RBTs) were conducted
  • 3 roadside drug tests were conducted

Of the 375 RBTs conducted, two returned a positive roadside breath test.

At the conclusion of the operation, four drivers were charged with drink or drug driving offences and a total of 22 infringement notices were issued.

One driver, a 36-year-old Holmview man was intercepted and provided a positive roadside breath test. As a result, he was served with a notice to appear for driving with a breath alcohol reading of 0.117 and is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 20.

A 26-year-old Loganlea man has been charged with drink driving (0.091) and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 16.

Photos from operation

Senior Sergeant Darren Smith, Officer in Charge of Logan District Road Policing Unit said the results indicated a need to continue the focus on reminding the district’s road users of the potential consequences of failing to avoid the Fatal Five.

“Our main reason for conducting this road safety operation is to remind those using roads within the Logan District that road safety is everyone’s responsibility,” Senior Sergeant Smith said.

“Literally every decision you make behind the wheel counts.

“Those who made the decision to drink and drive tonight have not only put themselves at risk, but their fellow road users as well.

“We remind them, and everyone that drinking and driving do not mix.

“While we want everyone to enjoy themselves this weekend, our main priority is that everyone returns home safely.

“If you intend to drink -organise another way home and do not drive, it is as simple as that.”

To date, 145 lives have been lost on Queensland’s roads including nine on roads within the Logan District.

“Logan Police will continue to put a spotlight on road safety in the Logan District in coming months, so expect to see police anywhere, anytime,” Senior Sergeant Smith said.

“Wherever you’re headed, we want you to get there safely.”

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, but it starts with you.

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