Motorist caught speeding and drink driving in school zone, Stretton

Police from the South Brisbane District Road Policing Unit intercepted a vehicle allegedly speeding in a school zone at Stretton this morning only to discover the driver was also allegedly over the limit and drink driving.

At around 7.50 police stopped a vehicle for travelling at 11kms an hour over the posted speed limit of 40km/hr in a Gowan Road school zone.

The male driver provided a positive roadside breath test and was transported to Crestmead Police Station for breath analysis which returned a result of 0.112gram per 210L of breath.

The driver’s licence of the 39-year-old Crestmead man was immediately suspended and he is due to appear in the Richlands Magistrates Court on February 15.

With most schools across Queensland commencing their school year today police would like to remind motorists that we’ll be out in force, using a combination of high-visibility police patrols, speed and distracted driver detection, and parking compliance to ensure the safety of everyone, particularly our children and staff going to school.

Chief Superintendent Bill Graham, District Officer, South Brisbane District said drivers are reminded to take extra care in school zones with reduced speed limits during peak morning and afternoon times, during drop off and pick up and be on the lookout for pedestrians and children on pushbikes near schools, and on access routes.

“We want to ensure all motorists are prioritising the safety of our children as they travel to and from school.”

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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