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A major traffic operation has wrapped up in Bundaberg.
On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, local Police were joined by officers from the Criminal Investigation Branch, Road Policing Unit and Brisbane Roadside Drug Detection Unit in a major traffic operation at Moore Park Beach, Gooburrum and Welcome Creek.
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The operation was conducted as a response to traffic complaints made by the general public and recent fatal crashes occurring in the area.
Over the course of the operation, police performed static sites in three locations locking down all roads leading into the Moore Park Beach area.
A number of police vehicles also performed mobile patrols, static sites and speed detection duties in outlying areas with the following results:
964 random breath tests conducted
100 negative random drug tests
13 positive saliva drug tests
Two drink drivers
One failure to supply roadside
Five unlicensed drivers
27 traffic infringement notices including the offences of driving unregistered, mobile phone use, speeding, loading offences, defective vehicles, fail to produce licence, and drive with no interlock device
13 street checks were also conducted
Acting Inspector Michael McGarry said that Bundaberg police are committed to ensuring road safety.
“Any life lost on a road is one too many and we will continue to do everything in our power to prevent further fatalities,” Acting Inspector McGarry said.
“These operations demonstrate our commitment and supplement the daily road policing efforts we undertake.”
The message is simple – if you take a risk on our roads, you could take a life.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
Quote this reference number: QP1900743527