Police round-up: Drivers charged over Easter long weekend

Published 3:30pm 11 April 2023

Police round-up: Drivers charged over Easter long weekend
Words by Jodie Powell

More than a dozen drink drivers were nabbed by Moreton District police across the Easter long weekend, while three men copped $1653 fines and lost eight demerit points after being found driving more than 40kmh over the limit.

Police performed more than 2200 roadside breath tests in the region with 13 drivers testing over the limit.

They also issued 63 traffic infringement notices related to life endangering offences.

Speeding fines

Three drivers received $1653 infringement notices and each lost eight demerit points after they were caught travelling at more than 40kmh over the speed limit.

A 35-year-old Caboolture man was issued with an infringement notice at 4.03pm on April 8 after allegedly being observed travelling at 103kmh in a 60kmh zone Lower King St, Caboolture, while another man was fined after allegedly travelling 80kmh over the limit at Elimbah.

Police allege the 31-year-old Sunnybank man was driving at 140kmh in a 60kmh zone at 8.24am on April 10 on Beerburrum Rd at Elimbah and that he tested positive to drugs in a roadside drug test.

The man is due in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 22.

A 24-year-old Deception Bay man has had his number plates confiscated for 90 days after he was found travelling over the speed limit.

He was clocked driving at 139kmh in an 80kmh zone at 6.02am on April 11 on Diamond Jubilee Way at North Lakes.

Drug driving charges

Eight drivers allegedly returned positive drug tests over the Easter break, including a 45-year-old Kallangur woman and a 24-year-old Upper Caboolture woman.

Police intercepted a vehicle in Tuffley Court, Kallangur about 3.17pm on April 8, charging the charged the 45-year-old Kallangur woman with disqualified driving and drug driving.

She is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on June 6.

A 24-year-old Upper Caboolture woman was charged with drug driving after returning a positive drug test at 7.52pm on April 8 in Sheoak St at Morayfield.

She will appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 18.

Court for drink driving

Police detected 11 drink drivers in the Moreton District during the long weekend, with five allegedly blowing over 0.10%.

A 39-year-old Morayfield woman was charged with drink driving after a vehicle crash on Bishop Rd, near Murray Court at Beachmere.

Police allege her vehicle left the road, hitting a sign and continuing through a fence into private property.

She allegedly returned a positive breath test of 0.118 percent and is due in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 2.

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